December was a bit of a bust for writing. Sadly, most of what limped out of my brain is not worth saving. My confidence in my plot and characters sank to a deep low.
Fortunately the ORWA workshop this weekend was an informal brainstorming session and so I was able to talk over my issues with other authors. Which proved surprisingly helpful. A plot which had begun to feel like a shallow bad episode of X-men (at least in my more fearful and depressed moments) has regained its clarity and purpose.
I know all writers go through these periods of self-doubt which is why a supportive group is a really good idea.
I managed to get some work done on clarifying what needs to be revised. I may end up blowing my March 1st self-imposed deadline but I'll have a much better first draft to send out to my test readers.
And I even have an idea for a good title: Revelations.