Someone asked me the other day about writer’s block. Writer’s block basically doesn’t exist. It’s a way of saying the writing you are trying to do came out so badly you’re not willing to go through with it. So it’s not about being blocked, it’s about being unwilling to persevere with really bad-quality writing. My feeling is you should always go through that, because it’s part and parcel to writing. If you’re digging for gold, you sift a lot of crap.