The advice to just sit down and write is, generally speaking, good, especially when starting out. A beginning writer needs to get comfortable with accumulating words and sentences on a page, to get a feel for language expression, and to find out what unforeseen things big and small they may be doing wrong. But I believe I reached a point last year where it simply made no sense to ‘just write’. I felt that if I did not stop and reevaluate what I had been doing, I would simply go on making the same kinds of mistakes over and over again. I realized that the approach I was using was not working for me. This was not a problem I could write my way out of, because poor writing decisions were the source of the problem in the first place. I needed to find a different starting place to write from—a different perspective, a different mode—but I had no idea what it could be, or how to find it. I eventually found something so I could get going again, and I hope it’s something I can continue. So I’m wondering if anyone has ever been in a similar spot, but ended up ‘just writing’ their way out of it. Is ‘just write’ the solution for any and all writing problems? It seems to me to have a limitation on how useful it is.