After spending the last several days reviewing some of my favorite Lovecraft stories, I believe I know the route I want to take with my sci-fi/horror. Planning has taking several directions, but now I know which direction I am going! And honestly, the last confirmation of it took place about an hour ago, while trying to do zumba with my wife. I am not good at it, so that's that. My biggest inspiration for this new piece was my favorite short story by Lovecraft, At the Mountains of Madness. Mine isn't going to be as dark though. The basic premise is somewhat similar with a little fantasy mixed in: Atlantis is discovered beneath the mountains and ice of Antarctica and its inhabitants (ancient, yet advanced), human beings from protohistory are found to be the guardians of ancient creatures and horrors of myth and legend.
I am most anxious to begin writing, though I must remain patient and polish my ideas before committing. I hate to re-edit while writing because I become my own worst enemy. While I'll still be maintaining my untitled WIP, I will flip-flop from one to the other to keep the ideas fresh and the epiphanies that much more august.
So stay tuned in for more, particularly you fans of the genre! Happy writings!