Do your ears hang low, do they wobble to and fro, can you tie them in a knot, can you tie them in a bow, can you throw them o'er your shoulder like a continental soldier, do your ears hang low?
What a silly child's song that is, but oh-so-appropriate in how we approach our writing. Often times, as writers, we take ourselves too seriously, and don't allow the fun and silliness of the world take hold.
When you find your work-in-progress is muddled down, when it seems stagnant, and when it seems it has nowhere to go, take some time out for silliness. Write the silliest event you can think of, even if you're going to trash it later.
When I was blocked at a certain point in my middle grade children's book, I decided to be silly and write a funny chapter about chickens. I didn't trash it, and it has turned out to be the silliest, most fun chapter of my own book.
It's time to check yourself out: do your ears hang low? If they don't, maybe they need to!