I have reached the point in working on Shattered Pillars where nothing else holds my attention, but I am still avoidant and catwaxy and can't focus on it for more than half an hour at a time, and it often takes three or five tries to get myself into a scene and writing it.
Still, I'm chipping away. Interesting things are happening, and plot development, and character stuff. Skipped parts of two scenes (I know what the scenes do in terms of structure, but what actually happens and changes in them is still an open question.)
Eventually, this thing has to gather up some momentum and start rolling downhill, crushing all obstacles, right? Although I'm already into that part where I start nervously looking at the remaining page count and how much more stuff I have to fit in... and rocking worriedly on my seat bones.
You'd think the chipping chipping chipping and the head full of ideas would be mutually exclusive, but they're not. Instead it's painstaking, like drystone work, getting these odd shaped bits to fit in the tightest and most durable and shapely fashion.
Ah well. It gets there when it gets there.