Occasionally I get asked whether I have any advice for fellow writers. While everyone's process is different and what works for me may not work for others, here are a few things I've personally found to be helpful:
Writing makes you a better writer, but also, reading makes you a better writer. Carve out some time to sit down with a book once in a while.
Wear a particular scarf, use a certain font, listen to the same playlist, sit in a specific chair - find something to signal to yourself that it's time to write.
There's this weird line between giving up and moving on. There's no right way to handle this line, but try to be conscious of it. Never delete or discard a story completely, but if you need to work on something else for a while, that's fine. If you never go back to a certain story, that's fine too, as long as it's what you want.
If you've got writer's block, try reading what you've written so far. Re-immersing yourself in a story is a great way to remember how far you've come, gather ideas for what might happen next, and get some editing done.
It's okay to take breaks! It doesn't mean you're giving up or you've lost your passion. Writing can be a very isolating task, and it's easy to get sucked into a sort of magical time warp, which is fabulous, but only in moderation.