Trapped by Zaniness

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Do you ever find yourself looking at My Stories and find yourself surprised how long ago you posted something. Today that happened to me with In This Land, my last Manny and Maude story. I knew it had been awhile, thought I was coming up on a year, but its actually been almost 16 months since I posted it. Yet, despite the next story, Who's the Fairest, being one of my goto stories to work on since I finished The Transformation of Gwri, it still feels like I have a long way to go.

My problem, mostly is caused by the humour aspect of these stories. If you are familiar with the prior two stories (not really the 1st) in this set, you may remember that zany appeared my goal. And I think I mostly achieved that goal; however, as I have progressed through this story, I have realized that it needs the zaniness to be somewhat muted, as the comedy tends to be a bit more observational. That possibly explains why I constantly run into a wall with the story, since I worry that I aim at a target that may not follow in line with the prior hijinks of these two characters.

I may need to set it aside, let it simmer, while determining if the story needs to be changed or if I should plod along to the expected end.