I got a later start D&E this morning than I planned, thanks to a thundestorm that took out my alarm clock, but I got a good head start thanks to a few sections I wrote about a year ago and then abandoned. They needed a lot of work, but the ready words helped conquer that “blank page” feeling. I have one more previously-written section to edit into the main file, and then the word counts will go down considerably. Nice start though.
Snippet: Opening line, sure to change at least 100 times before I’m happy with it (you know how much I think openings suck and struggle to get them just right):
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a powerful woman with seemingly fearsome abilities is quite often burned at the stake as a witch.