I think that since January and February are normally the most hideous months of the year for me I, I will try to take some writing workshops online. I took one using the W method for plotting, which was really helpful, and then another one about writing sex scenes, which wasn't so helpful, but maybe I just wasn't "in the mood" at the time.
I think I need to focus on characterization. I sure hope someone has some suggestions for me. There seems to be a wealth of options out there, and I don't know where to start. Any thoughts?