I never really dealt with writer's block until my most recent work in progress, "My Emerald Nightmare." For the first time ever, it was like pulling teeth to get the words out of me. So I stopped writing but then I started guilting myself because I was "wasting time" by not writing. It wasn't until I gave myself a break, telling myself that it was okay not to write that my mind was finally able to relax. And that's when the words returned. What I realized was that my life had been very chaotic, and I was just mentally exhausted. So if the words aren't coming, take a break. Eventually your muse will return.