Today I saw a query to writers: "How do you overcome writer's block?"
Not an original question - stalling is probably only an hour younger than creating, in the history of human development.
Solutions included doing chores, taking a walk, flipping through books.
For me, the surest source of inspiration is to employ some other medium than long narrative. Folding origami, for example, is a release for me - uses a different part of the brain, a different type of concentration, than applying words to images.
Left to right we have an eagle, a pheasant, a scorpion, a heron.
After I've done some folding, my mind's in a different frame.