This new children's series is actually a combination of a dream I had that is going to be book # 3 in the series. It did not quite fit as the first book. The first book, " In the Shadow of the Squirrel " actually came from listening to the Crows and Squirrels on my roof. I live in a wooded area where there are a lot of little animals and I can hear them pushing little things around so it sounds like an animal soccer tournament. I imagine them playing up there kicking around the little stones like soccer balls.
I've been fortunate enough to never have to deal with it. The closest I have ever come to it, is figuring out a way to make something I want to happen, happen. Connecting people or events, so forth. When that happens, I do not stress, I just leave it and write another part of the book that flows. It does not matter if that is the end or middle etc. I will just plug it in later. Or if I do not have another part of the story to write,I may stop writing and take a break, but it has never thankfully, been an issue for me.