I decided to get serious about plot, rather than just pantsing-it completely. I transferred the handy chart I got at GenCon to my bulletin board. And noted the troublesome spot where my plots commonly end up.
The chart is from the “Fiction Fundamentals Part 1: Plotting and Planning” led by Lawrence Connolly & William Horner III, which I got a lot out of.
I still haven’t decided whether I’m going to work on my past novel until it’s done or noodle on one of the other two ideas I’ve got, but I figure I’ll try to get real outlines in place for all three before I start and decide which feels best.