- Not enough planning - I left too many things to come up with on the fly. Sf/fantasy takes way more planning than detective fiction.
- Lack of motivation - I discovered I would much rather spend time with my lady friend than hermit it up.
- Not the right time - There is always November to finish the first Simon Cable story.
I figure I can shelf what I've already done and actually do some preparation for November. I've got a writer's meeting/dinner coming up that should help me work out some of the bugs.