Okay, so here's where my writing inexperience comes in. To preface, a little information: I wrote book one of this series in almost one sitting. I didn't ever get tired of it - it was all I could think about. I didn't have any goals, I didn't have any deadlines. Just an internal pushometer which wouldn't let me rest until I'd finished the book. (I guess that counts as a goal. :-))
I'm finding myself in different circumstances this time. In fact, I think I broke my brain. The creativity is there, but it feels like it's behind heavy curtains. Like as if I'm wallowing in beef gravy, up to my chin. I sit at this computer, and my fingers refuse to type--the message isn't getting there from my thoughts. And my brain is all muddled and tired.
Is it okay to take a day off in these circumstances? Even with my daily word-count goal? Experienced writers--I know you've been here. What do you do when you break your brains? (Or am I the only one... :-))