I finished making an outline. That's about all I did today except for a little tweaking here and there. Still, I'm hoping this allows me to see the big picture a little better. I probably should've done this before. The main problem with that is I need to know if I can finish a novel. I've already determined I can start one just fine. Getting down principal writing is a bit exhausting, but absolutely not beyond my capabilities. The question I really need to answer now is, can I take that Nanowrimo-level mess of a first draft and turn it into something beautiful? If I don't have the staying power to stick with a novel even when I get tired or start to lose interest, the answer might be no. So I'm just forging ahead. And I feel a little more motivated than I did yesterday. Doing the outline helped remind me of all the parts I really love about this story. I don't want to give up on it just because I had a bad day. I just need to figure out what my MO should be when I have those bad days, because I know they'll come.