Anyone having trouble reconnecting with their story when emabarking on a rewrite needs to listen to the latest Scriptnotes podcast from John August and Craig Mazin. My current rewrite has been hanging around for far too long, needing a proper kick up its arse and the advice in the new Scriptnotes podcast is great stuff.
It might not work for everyone (there are a gazllion different cups of tea out there for different tastes out there nowadays) but I think it's sound advice from working practicioners of the craft.
I encourage anyone who hasn't already to subscribe to their podcast.
Scriptnotes 140: Falling back in love with your script.
'Tis a tonic, I tell ye!