What writers say Why I write poetry Poetry is at once a very primitive and a very subtle thing — an expression of our fundamental and passionate delight in rhythms, sounds and patterns, and also of our more sophisticated need for ingenuity.
If you do that every day when you are writing a novel you will never be stuck. Put something down. Become a ferocious self-editor.
For whatever reason - hormones, hangovers, annoying neighbours, children - can get in the way, so write like a wild thing while the going is good.
Take the time to make it satisfying. If the Muse is with you then write furiously while she's your companion. Phase 1: Getting started We all have to start somewhere. A page a day is only about words. Think in terms of thousand work increments and break each chapter into roughly equal lengths.
Force yourself back to your structure, come up with a subplot if necessary, but do whatever you need to so your reader stays engaged. There is only one thing you should do.
Start a blog to get feedback early Getting feedback early and often helps break up the overwhelm. The changes to their progress or lack thereof can be significant or minute, but they must occur.
Just like you, characters should evolve over time.