Yes! Last night, after dinner, I sat on the couch with my little shiny pink (girly) net book, while the (tired, whiny) man watched a (crappy B-grade) movie, and I thrashed out a 1800 word shorty story! Best couple of hours I've spent all week. And it worked wonders on my self-esteem! It did, I tell ya!!!
So this is my advice for today: If you're ever feeling low about not achieving your writing goals, write something that you can complete in one sitting, a short story, a poem, song lyrics, whatever. Believe me, you'll feel better. Because you'll have accomplished something! And that feeling of accomplishment was so worth a night away from my WIP. Because you don't get that quick kick when writing a novel, do you?
So how do you give yourself that much needed creative kick when your WIP isn't progressing as you would like it to?