Getting back up on the horse
Its working. I'm back on the writing horse again, thanks in large part to the encouraging suggestions of Notorious (thank you!). This morning, I deleted as many words (in a separate part of the document) as I wrote, so the ultimate word count is zero but I made good progress today, clarifying a cloudy point in the monumental manuscript over a few paragraphs. And, best of all, I'm excited about this paper again! Let's hope this trend continues and I can give the mentor a draft before October is out.