So fast draft hasn’t been so fast.
Usually a personal and difficult challenge does the trick for me, but this time, I just can’t get my motivation in gear. It’s like I’m stuck in neutral. I have a lot on my plate at the Evil Day Job, and still can’t park in the garage because of the stuff I haven’t unpacked. All my brain cells are depleted by the time I get my Word file open. Dark & Early has been a bust — I’m just zonked in the morning.
On the bright side, I have my “twelve rules” figured out for the most part. I need one more “big bang” rule that ties everything together, and a few more characterization details that I hope will come out in fleshing the draft. Even if I can finish a first draft by July 31st, I’m not going to get it edited and polished. I’ll just see what I can do. Worst case, I may have a nice story to give away on the website this Christmas.