Like many writers I go through phases of intense word production down to nothing at all. Sometimes I feel like a volleyball being pounded back and forth across a net. Write one week then nothing for three. Back and forth. Back and forth.
But in those periods while I'm writing, I'm focused, hyper-focused on what I'm doing, aware of every word choice, good and bad, and even more aware when the page count keeps climbing. And I want it to climb, right?