Grand Plan in trouble already

Well that didn't take long. Remember the 'Grand Plan'? Three outlines and three short stories before I can start on another novel? I should be so lucky.

First, ideas for shorts are avoiding me in droves, even after I've done the usual trick of scanning Static Movement and Wicked East Press for ideas.

Second, and most problematical, what I did come up with was a new outline for another YA story (again, somewhat steampunky) that is so damned interesting I am having a real problem not going straight past the outline and starting writing it.

Must exercise patience. Must try to stick to the plan at least until the end of January.