Really for the first time, I feel blocked. I've been struggling with Ruby Red and the Robots.

Last night, I decided it was because I just haven't got enough of the story in mind; nor a real theme; so there is not much of a destination. I loved the tone of it at first, but tone is not enough.

I thought of a big twist last night--so big a twist, it might be too much. But it would also provide a theme.

So I'm going to mull over the story over the next few days, and if that doesn't unlock the writing, then I'm going to move on. would be the third or fourth effort recently that I didn't finish. For the first four or five years, I had only one abandoned story.