I don’t usually start with a lot of backing and filling. I read what I wrote the day before, and then I pick up from there and start writing.
Today, though, when I started writing the first time, it went wrong on me.
I had a vague idea what I wanted, and the only thing I really knew that what I was getting was that it WAS NOT that.
So… I figured out what I did want, and counter to what I generally recommend, I then went back and started over. (Fresh chapter, new page — it was pretty easy to delete and move on.)
And I came out of it with 1209 words I’m happy with.
And left myself in a good place to pick up tomorrow.