I almost completely scrapped this painting. It just wasn't coming together the way I had imagined it would. So after working on it for a long time I got frustrated, and decided to go work on something else. About a month ago, I took another look at it. Turns out I just really needed a break from this piece, because when I came back to it I had a very clear idea of what I wanted to change and how to finish it.
This has definitely motivated me to go back to some other abandoned paintings, and see what I can do with fresh eyes.