Last night, I sat down to write after deciding to abandon my 1500 word first draft entirely, and restarted the story. 2400 words later, I’m much happier about the way things have started. I’m wondering if the exposition is a bit ham-fisted, but at least there’s a lead to the story, and I know what the next chapter will be about. There may be a second post today about my writing, though I may just give a combined update tomorrow. Watch this space.