I've really enjoyed this post and I've had a bit of a lightbulb moment. I never outline - or at least, not very much nor very well - and I always run out of steam. I've been giving a very good impression of being insane by doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. I feel as if my whole being has just gone ching! ching! and I can see the way forward. Thank you!
Thanks, glad it helped! Some people don't do well with outlines, so if that's not your thing, don't be afraid to ditch it and try something else.