Ooh, I had another revelation the other day. I’m not really a plotter after all. I write by the seat of my pants, have an hilariously great time doing so, and wind up pulling my hair out afterward trying to fix everything.
I hoped to preempt that by plotting the idea for the steampunk story, but couldn’t get past some very wonderful character development. At that point, I decided to continue with the re-writes on the 2007 NaNo by deleting the entire second half of the story and working from scratch. Things are finally getting somewhere. The last missing bit of the plot fell into place yesterday (even though the word count fell short). Oooh so exciting. Now maybe I can actually finish it.