I just remembered, I haven't posted an update on Not Another Vampire Book in a while, so, here's an update.
I have once again changed my mind about the opening. The one I have right now, which came to me at some ungodly hour in the morning and which I thought was brilliant, is kinda shallow and maybe not the best opener. I haven't reread it since I wrote it, so I could be making it worse in my head. I'll decide whether or not to change it after I read it again.
I hit a minor snag shortly after restarting chapter one. I was doing good, then I couldn't come up with a decent comeback for something one of the characters said. I sort of have something, but I can't quite get it down in writing yet. I'm sure it will work itself out soon enough.
While waiting for the comeback to come to me, I started writing an outline. I got through 10 or 11 chapters in one day a few days ago, and haven't worked on it since. I'll get back to it soon.
Based on the outline, I think this draft is going to turn out a lot better than the last. I've worked out all the different sub-plots, so not everyone's involved in everything this time. I don't know why I tried to have every character in every plotline last time. It turned out confusing and cluttered. I'm really glad I decided to write an outline, I think it's really going to help me avoid a lot of the mistakes I made last time.
And that's what's been happening with NAVB. I might try to finish the outline before I start writing again. It might help to know how everything's going to end before I continue.