It’s not like riding a bike.
The creative juices just don’t flow as easily after you have been away for a while. The hamster wheel has a harder time turning and when it does there is this awful squeaking sound every time it goes around.
I have been going through my old idea pile. I am pleased with what I am finding, yet I am unable to pick up where I left off. It seems I am better at doing a rewrite of something finished, polishing the existing rather than creating anew. Part of it is that the house now has four people in it instead of just me, but I know in my heart, most of it is of my own lack of volition.
Here are some sites with articles I enjoyed on how to get the creative juices flowing: