Yes! I’m back to work on Ancient Magic again – and it feels faaaaantastic!
Previously, I had been writing and writing, getting some good scenes and some really awful ones, too, but writing quite a bit by the seat of my pants. I didn’t have a definite starting point. I figured that would work itself out later. Except it kept nagging at me that I didn’t know “The Beginning.” I ignored it and kept writing. Forcing myself sometimes and producing a lot of garbage, I think.
Now, after a break of three months (I didn’t realize it had been so long!), I wrote that first scene.
Correction, I NAILED it!
I introduced the protagonist and one of the major antagonists. I introduced the world, the magic system, and the major conflict. I also foreshadowed a possible ending to the series (if it works out that way).
I feel like I’m finally getting somewhere.
And it’s about damn time.