No matter what, I've got to get some reading in every day. I work best when I have various ideas floating around in my head, and make the effort to pull them all together. I have a shelf full of books, and a large stack of articles to get through.
Reading helps me focus on what others have done and thought about topics of interest to me. Enough of that, and I'll just have to start writing again.
My wife suggests that I set myself some deadlines for articles. Maybe my first deadline should be to get through some of this reading. Once I'm aflush with ideas, the writing is easy.
I resolve: (a) to get through at least one article a day or one book a week; (b) to have a new article submitted for publication by the end of February.