There comes a time in every project, every book and every play that the creators want to completely abandon the endeavor.
There comes a time when things seem so difficult, so fraught, the creators can feel like they're dying in their work.
That's the time to dig deep under some covers with a little Bob Ross on YouTube and give up.
Not the project, not the goal, but the now.
Every now and then, a bit of withdrawal can be helpful. Helpful, just so long as it is done strategically.
Because everyone knows you need to step back in order to dance the Cha Cha.