Well, I finally decided I wanted to do the rewrite. I love the Pumas a good deal, and I think Becky and Simon deserve their own story. (The other novella, Rosetti's Stone, will get finished at a later date as part of the Gray Court series I want to start.) So I started changing things. And changing things. And changing things.
Today, I deleted the story down to 4k words. I'm revamping almost the whole thing. I have a better handle on how the story should go, but most of what was there isn't going to work. I've saved a good deal of it to a seperate file, and plan on reintroducing some scenes, but I think the new direction will work a lot better than anything else I've come up with in the last two weeks.
So now I know what I'm doing, it shouldn't take nearly so long to get started on it. I'm still waiting to hear on Cat of a Different Color, but I know how busy Angela is (pokepoke) and she doesn't have a lot of time (pokepoke) at the moment. I figure I'll start poking at her for real in about two weeks to see if she's had a chance to look at it yet.