And this morning, I wrote 3500 words, which was previously the first chapter but ended up being the first chapter and part of the second. Woohoo! It went really well, too--I tried to start in 3rd person but it felt so wrong I quickly gave up and went back to first, which flowed so nicely, and I managed to fit in bits I hadn't the first time around that I think will fill in the gaps I was worried about. And it was fun! Most important part of writing. Except a Teaser Tuesday post shortly, my first in a while.
In additional excitement, I got two packages in the mail--one being my new USB flash drive (I realized while at the cottage for the writers retreat that I had no way of backing up files when I wasn't at home) and the other my first official BPAL order (when I first got into it, the long wait time on orders discouraged me and I just purchased second-hand). The drive works extremely well--no drivers, just plugged it in--it's a Kingston Data Traveler, and the 256 MB one was very inexpensive, if anyone's looking for one for themselves. I got to try it out right away to transfer my process on Inner Demons from the laptop to the desktop.
I kind of wanted to keep writing, but I figured that's a good place to leave off, so it'll be easy to jump back in tomorrow. I've got a review to write and some brainstorming to do for another project, and this evening Chris and I are going to a kung fu seminar where we're going to learn a little-known staff form from our sifu's sifu. Can't wait!