Okay, the paragraph is a little clunky, but at least I got the story going again. I was in a jam, I think, because I am writing this story in first person, and it has been a long while since I did that. I started the story with a bunch of telling. "My name is so-and-so. I work doing such-and-such..." and I was having a hard time transitioning from that sort of declaritive voice to one that brought the reader into more of a scene.
My solution was to write a hybrid paragraph to make the transition smoother. "I was doing such-and-such when I met a person named so-and-so. So-and-so worked in a desk in the same office as me. It was the fifth floor of a squat building bustling with people."
I'm not sure this transition paragraph has much emotional impact, but I'll go with it for now. But, I find lately that I'm revising much more as I go along than I used to. I haven't done a vomit draft in awhile.
Has your technical approach to writing changed much from when you started? Do you outline now when you didn't before? Do you revise now when you didn't before? Do you let your writing rest longer than you used to?