OK, I've decided to dive into the story at the beginning of Act 2 and pretend that Act 1 is the spiffy goodness I've outlined instead of the nearly 50K of crap I just read through. This hasn't worked for me in the past, but then I didn't try it armed with outlines of both the crap and the shiny new stuff. Also, I think that previous attempt might've been interrupted by getting pregnant. Regardless, I'm going to do it this time and do the outlining trick whenever I feel I've wandered too deeply into Suck.
Plus, if I'm going on a writing retreat next weekend (!!!!), then I best be plugging along on actually creating draft instead of all this dithering I've been doing lately. No sense in wasting that weekend with more dithering. I want to jump into it with a plan of action and a track record of successful writing in this new vein.
So, I sit before the computer, armed with my "Floggings will continue daily until morale improves" T-shirt, a couple of hours of remixed Collide songs, Jelly Bellies, and the promise of a Starbucks run compliments of a gift card Mark got me if I need the boost. I'm ready to head into the fray. I've got the hip waders for the Suck on standby, just in case.