Ok, wow! I didn't know I had been neglecting my poor book for so long. Apparently 5 months flies when you're not paying attention. And I have to be honest I haven't been paying much attention to my writing at all.
After a few personal hiccups in life I hadn't had the motivation to sit at a computer any longer than what I do at work (and 7.5 hours is plenty long). Heck, I could barely pay attention to the work I was doing for work, much less swallow the thought of thinking once I got home. Many things have been neglected in the past few months, not just my writing. I've slowly but surely coming back from that. (Let's just say my apartment is mostly clean)
A couple of weeks ago I had a fairly normal dream, which is very odd for me, and I woke up thinking "These characters could make for a good book". So I'm playing with them now to see where they're going to go. I even have a rough outline. And by rough I have a beginning, a climax, and an end. Considering I had none of those when I wrote my first one I feel pretty ahead of the game. I have a basic concept of what I want the finished product to look like and, if I could get the time, I would sit down and start writing.
Don't worry though! I'm still going to try and get going back on my original idea from (almost) 2 years ago. I love those characters, even the ones I hate (don't ask, it's confusing to me, too) and I can't stay away from them much longer. Its just the voices on the WIP are speaking louder right now. Stay tuned...