When I'm rushing around involved in writing, reading, blogging, email, and all the other activities of life, I sometimes end up swallowing a concept that needs further breakdown. After gasps, sputters, and choking, I must go back and take time to meditate on the information in bite-sized pieces.
Writing a synopsis or proposal sends me over the edge. I finally located some study material and took the time needed to properly digest it. This principle holds true for any other aspect of writing such as character development, point of view, and grammar.
How about you? Do you take the time to break aspects of the craft into nuggets and chew on them?