What do you want to say?

Deciding on a statement you want your book to make can help you power through the days when words are out of reach. Choose something simple like "life goes on" or something more complex like, "Watch the stars and see yourself running with them. (Marcus Aurelius)" when you are writing (and rewriting) scenes, use your statement as a test -- does it resonates in the scene? If not, there's probably work to do.