I swear, I am forgetting how to write short stories completely. I've done several parts of An Impossible Price so far, and the story hasn't advanced nearly as far as it needs to have by now. At this rate, it's going to be a novella, not a short story. Definitely not what I want.

I may soon have to alter the rules under which I work, such that if I'm writing short fiction, I'm required to outline it first so this sort of thing doesn't happen anymore. Or at least, you know, less often anyway. This is pretty much the same problem that has crippled all of my other works in progress.