This story is like pulling teeth at the moment.
If it was a first draft we would probably stop here.
We usually give a first draft up to 100 pages. If we lose interest before then we stop writing. The story doesn’t have enough legs to carry us through to the end.
If we get to 100 pages we generally don’t hit a slump until three quarters of the way through the book (300+ pages). We hit a real down here, always hard to get past.
If we stick to the story enough to complete a draft, however, we try to complete any further drafts we start.
This is our third draft of this story. Sometimes it feels more like the first, but we’re going to stick it out. All the way. The block has just come earlier this time.