I've been going back over some of my writings and have determined that they feel, well, FLAT.
It's decent enough writing, mechanically (no horrid sentence struture, no miserably bad grammar), continuity is fine, plot progress is reasonable.. but.. it still reads FLAT.
I've been studiing the craft of writing again, in an attempt to figure out what the heck was wrong, and after reading through a small book called "Writing Subtext" by Elizabeth Lyon I've determined that there isn't enough subtext (between characters, between situations) to give it that extra zing that turns ok writing into a good read. Subtext adds that needed depth to a story, and there's just nothing there in my non-poetry works.
Given this circumstance, it's time for the Girding of the Loins, and time to go back over what I've written and see if I can rescue any of it. Feh. An unfortunate circumstance, but (as I often say) There It Is.
It's all a learning experience, I suppose (trying to make some lemonade frm this lemon).