Writing Doldrums

Have you ever flipped and flopped from one day to the next like a (cliché alert) fish out of water?

I lost one paddle and I’m not sufficiently motivated to dip the other and make progress.  I’m stuck around page 85 on my current wip and can’t think of the words I want to get my h/h to the next scene.  I have no idea what’s wrong with me.  I open it every day, struggle to meet a 100/100 challenge I joined, then end up working on networking/marketing for the day I sell one of my other stories that is out on submission.

I wonder if I’m marking time in this wip because I don’t want to pour my heart and soul into another story that’ll struggle to find an agent/editor?  Rejections after requests send me from one emotional extreme to the other on a continual basis.  Perhaps my subconscious has intentionally stranded me in the doldrums.

I pray a strong trade wind blows my way soon else I may end up drowning my sorrows in cheap rum. 😉