Yeah, I don’t know any Latin. Sometimes I just put something up there because I like how it sounds.
Anyway, what I’m here to talk about is jumping back into a story after a break (taken willingly or not). It can be hard! I’ve had so much going on lately, that I haven’t been able to write with any consistency (only two days last week—bad!). However, I don’t want to lose momentum on the story because a) I really like it and b) I really want to finish it. So what’s a writer to do?
Easy. Well, maybe not easy, but you know what I mean. Keep the momentum going! On days where I wasn’t able to write, I did smaller things that involve the story. One day, I worked on a query letter. Obviously, it's not to use right now. I just made it to crystalize what I want from the novel.
It was also helpful to do some world building. I wrote a little about the MC and learned more about her in the process—it should make for some interesting additions. I also wrote some random scenes that I have no idea where to put yet. They were just random bursts of words to keep the fire going.
The whole point of this is: when you can’t get into your story, for whatever reason, don’t let it leave your mind. Keep working on the ancillary pieces: outlines, queries, synopses, characters…whatever. Just do something every day. It will be that much easier to get going again when the time is right.