Sometimes, when thinking too hard, the inspiration may slip out of your brain. In those moments where the right word doesn’t seem to materialize or a full-blown “writer’s block” occurs, I feel that it is best to take a step back. This step does not necessarily involve leaving the writing process entirely, but entering another dimension of it. The imagination can often be stirred by something that may closely resemble meditation . . . a time to think without thinking. Sometimes this may be accomplished by listening to music before writing . . . or gazing quietly at the sky above, as odd as that may sound.
Sometimes it also helps to remember that you do not have to write in chronological order. If a particular scene is not working out for you at the moment, move on to a scene that you feel inspired to write.