I figure if perhaps I confess here what I've written most days (or not), I might be more productive.
I try to write about a thousand words a day. Usually on a novel. But I love to write short stories, so I write on those lots of days, as well.
My current novel, at around 20,000 words right now, is giving me a few problems. Today I figured out one major plot point. The next thing is to figure out why the victim was a victim, and who done it. You can probably tell, I write "organically," but I found out I could not go on this time without knowing these things. I've written five novels (one published), and somehow they all come to an end. Some better ends than others, but in all but two I have not known who did it until about 2/3s or 3/4s of the way through.
I have an article about writer's block up on Crime and Suspense:
Comments are welcome!
Enough for now--it's a start, and I'll be very interested to see how all this goes.