1. I outlined the manuscript with flashcards
2. I wrote two sentence snippets for scenes that would all connect in some way
3. I'm very tempted to write completely out of order and have attempted to
What is it you guys do to get the juices flowing and the ball rolling?
Sometimes if a story just isn't working, maybe it's the darker mood of the piece or your want to write something different. Should you just go with your gut and try something else? This is a piece I put down once before but maybe it's still not quite ready to be written. What do you guys do when faced with this?