Stumped!

I know it's been ages since I've posted anything, but I am still alive. Honest. At least I think I am. Most days. It seems my family has been sick since the beginning of December. On Christmas Day, my son came down with a stomach bug, and a week later my daughter and I both had it. Once we started recovering from that, both kids caught colds. Now, I think we really are on the mend. As long as we don't leave the house until spring.

Enough excuses. Where am I with my writing? I've been struggling to find the interest to continue working on Alaskan Hope. I have a lot of the rough draft completed, but I just don't care enough to finish it. And honestly, if I don't care about it, why would anyone else?

Over the past couple weeks, I think I've figured out what I don't like about it and why I'm not interested. It means I have to spend a lot of time rewriting. Actually, I think what I have to do is closer to "starting over" instead of just "rewriting."

I spent a lot of time developing several subplots and wrote most of that, but that just led to a hodge-podge of stuff that makes me feel meh. So, now I'm back at the beginning, getting ready to focus on the main characters' stories and weave in part of the other stuff I've written.

While I've been trying to avoid working on Alaskan Hope, I keep finding myself thinking of another novel I wrote during National Novel Writing Month one year. So, I'm refraining from revisions on that novel until Alaskan Hope is done. It'll be my "reward" for completing Alaskan Hope!