I've been beating my head with a story for the last couple of days--something I'd started months ago and liked it but had to move away from it to work on other things. So when I finished whatever it was I just finished, I brought it back out. I still liked the writing, still liked a part of the concept...but it was definitely lacking something. And then I realized, it had no conflict, not really. But I couldn't seem to come up with a conflict that didn't feel tacked on.
But I just did. After distracting myself with different online forums, games like Hearts that I'd thought I'd gotten over years ago, house- and yard-work, and other mindless stuff, I finally figured out how to get a logical conflict in, and the ending came quickly. I don't think it's a perfect story by any means yet--now I have to go back to the beginning and layer in other stuff, build up properly toward the ending, and all that. But I'm just pleased by how the denouement worked out for me. I'll figure that other stuff out tomorrow.
Now...I'm doing some world building for a new project. I must be crazy.