I've reached that point in my WIP. You know the point that I'm talking about. It usually hits about two thirds of the way through the manuscript, and all of a sudden you realize that your baby kind of sucks. It's not your fault that it sucks; it's just that your mobsters refused to cooperate with what they were supposed to be doing, and the justification for your MC doesn't work. So he seems a little like a doofus.
And normally, THE POINT makes me really frustrated, and I have to take a step back from the manny and do something else for a while. But not this time. This time? The point makes me laugh.
It's funny, because I've reached this point with four or five manuscripts now, and every time it takes me by surprise. Like I expect THIS manny will behave and the rest of the mannies will gnash their teeth in envy. Or they would if they had teeth. Mine don't. I'm strange, but not that strange.
Anyway, I've decided to forge on through this time, uncooperative mobsters and doofus MCs notwithstanding. I'm finishing this draft NEXT WEEK. That's my goal, and I hope you'll help hold me to it. Anyone else want to set a goal or two? We can throw a sparkly merpire extravaganza once we've all reached said goals.