I officially started writing my original story this weekend. (I put my other story, Watching Over Me, on hiatus.) I spent the past few weeks doing research for my new idea, and I finally made myself sit down and start writing.
The story is outlined and I'm following that to a tee. I'm a big fan of outlining. That way I always know the ending I'm shooting for. I struggled to write an outline for WOM. I think that's a big reason why it stalled. The new story is going so much smoother.
Right now, my current word count is: 10,171 (after one weekend of work). I'm pretty happy with that. It's my personal goal to get my original story completed this month. Even if I write a crappy version, I'll at least have the gist of my ideas down, and I can go back and edit later.