I have spent several weeks now "big-picturing"--stepping back from my story and asking myself what I know about the characters now, what I want for them, how it might unfold. And I've been enjoying the process so much, it has started to become the work itself. Which it's not. A little backstory here on me and My Issues: I've wanted to write since I was about eleven years old. But I did not get more than a page or two into any story until, at age 29, I put aside All Pre-planning and just wrote. Just wrote and wrote and let the story go whereever it went.
That particular story is a clean, tightly-woven completed novel now, if I ever get the guts to send it out into the world.
So back to the writing already. I sort of have a plan for that. We'll see how it goes.