It's all a matter of attitude, isn't it?
I was thinking about that as I drove snowy roads to and from the gym this morning. A month ago I would have said "These roads SUCK. Man, can't they clear 'em off?"
Today I thought, "Not too bad. Only a few icy spots. Reminder: start braking early at stop signs."
I think I have my "winter driving skills" back. I know I won't see dry pavement for 4 months at best, and am now adapting.
So much in life is a matter of perspective. I think the tough thing is to figure out when to adapt, when to bitch about it or when to get worried.
The same is true in writing: when you're working on a book and it just isn't working out: when do you cut & run and when do you continue plugging away? My current WIP is going along great, so that's not a problem, but I've had books where I wasn't sure: keep or toss? Continue or move on to something else?
It's the same for so much in life ...balance. Balance is all....