This afternoon, after a particularly severe bout, I turned to my indexing manuals. Not really expecting to find anything, I looked up “Indexer’s Block” in the index to Do Mi Stauber’s Facing the Text: Content and Structure in Book Indexing. And there it was!
Indexer’s block (being stuck), 45, 324‒326
It is also double-posted as
Being stuck, 45, 324‒326
Blocks, overcoming, 45, 324‒326
Overcoming blocks, 45, 324‒326
Stuckness strategies, 45, 324‒326
and possibly in other places, too.
Isn’t that wonderful! An inspiration to overcome indexer’s block all by itself.