Question About Writing Block
I was working for 2+ months on my novel before I discovered a major historical innacuracy that completed derailed all of my progress and the plot upon which it was based. I scrapped everything I had done and began writing outlines of each and every chapter to avoid these problems in the future, keeping several scenes that would still apply.
As of now, I've been working on my novel for nearly 5 months, which has exhausted me. I understand that writing a novel takes hard work, but I've been experiencing writers block.
My question is that, if I need a break from writing and want to return to it soon with fresh perspective, is it permitable to work on a short story? This short story revolves around the same character and would contain some of the same elements as the novel and would be used as a "refresher" to my creative process.