I decided to begin anew and start another short story (thanks for chiming in Wes). Yesterday, I began putting together an outline. I’m at the stage where I have a general idea of atmosphere, but I’m having a hard time figuring out where the story should go. More specifically, I’m struggling to make it interesting. I can spit-shine and polish this thing into oblivion, but if it lacks substance, well… then it can’t be very good.
Any authors out there that have faced a similar issue and want to chime in on how they beat it?