It feels good to finally start writing again. To get back into the chair and work on some fiction. I have been working on it for a few days now and I will now update the word count, with an aside...18,580 words. Yes, that is a 12,000 word jump. I wish I could say that I wrote it all in a blistering pace. Yet, I am a little bit more humble than that and it is from previous drafts of this same story that I am tacking on. These pages where always around, I just wanted to start with something new before going back and adding in these pages.
Which is something I am sure other writers do. If not, it doesn't bother me. I am different.
Anyway...I now have a problem. Do I go forward and start editing all of the new stuff or say stop and rewrite the stuff I have. I am not a big fan--sometimes--of re-writing. This is the drag. Going back and re-working the words until they are a little better. I do know I am very close to hitting the mythical eighty page "draft zero." I looked through my small backlist of posts and can't find it. A draft zero is a term by Terry Pratchett. He wrote in a book I recently found, and then had to box up when I moved, that he always tries to get at least eighty pages done for his first draft. A draft no one will see but himself. With it, Pratchett knew he had something that could work. I am close, I have about nine pages to go. Which shouldn't be to hard it I put in all of the revisions I need to do.
I will tell you all how it goes.