Eventually, I realized that I was holding the story back. I was trying to prevent all the cool stuff from coming out right away. Why? I don't know, but the way to write a fun book is not to restrict the fun stuff. That's certainly not how I write a draft, anyway. I like characters that charge ahead, and once I slipped the reins off my outline, it started rushing ahead nicely. It's not finished yet, but it is moving forward again.
In other news, it's 53 degrees here, which means we have driving rains, strong winds and flooding. The towns of Duvall and Carnation are expected to be cut off from the rest of Western WA when the Woodinville-Duvall Road floods (and possibly washes away) tonight.
ETA: Hey, budo1, thanks for the note you posted on Amazon.com.