This new story I've been mentioning - a ghost story - has been kicking my ass for a while. I started it maybe a couple of weeks ago, but haven't made it pass the 2,000-word mark.
I really do want to give it a shot, but I think the problem stems from rushing through it. Yes, I did plot out the story on a day when I unexpected had a lot of free time before work. But as that time shortened, I felt like I had to hurry to finish things up. The result was me going into a project without much of an idea of what I was doing.
I'm giving myself this next week to try plotting the story out more fully. If I can get it done by the end of the month, perfect. If not, I think I might drop it for now and try something else.