I'm ready to get to work again and I'll be honest, part of my problem has been that I feel like I've written myself into a corner with my current story. I've been avoiding it and have been tempted to put it away. Well, three weeks seems to be long enough and I'm ready to pick it up again.
Last night I started reading it from the very beginning. Where do I want to go with this story? What is my plan? I'm getting ideas just from reading through it again. I'm changing things, developing my characters better and changing the tone just a bit. It makes it fun again.
So here's the thing. If you're working on a story that his lost it's "fun," you need to put it away for a few weeks, then pull it out and look at with fresh eyes. Maybe you need to change the tone. Maybe you need to change the POV. Maybe you need to change the tense. And if you do, just go with it. It's the journey that is so enjoyable. This is why we write . . . to lose ourselves in a story and hopefully for others to do the same.
What a blessing it is to be creative! How awesome to have this talent, but it won't grow unless you work it, practice, stretch and be willing to change things to make it better. I'm back to enjoying the process. Let's hope the feeling sticks around for a while!