I have no doubt that the words flowed easily because I've had that particular scene running laps around my brain for the better part of two years. It's also really stupidly fun to write a character that has hit absolute rock bottom, fully knowing that he's going to claw his way back up in the very near future. I wish I could tell you more, but that would head into spoiler territory, and so I won't. Even though it's killing me.
I'm excited about this book in a way I wasn't about Outcast. There are a couple of reasons for this. The first is that it is nowhere near as dark and upsetting as The Great Man series. This one is, to my mind at least, a lot more fun. Yes, there is angst, but it's not nearly as deep, nor hits as close to home for me as in The Great Man. Also, the characters curse a lot, and that is entertaining to write. I also think the fact that this is a completely new story, not a rewrite of something I had previously written, makes this a lot more enjoyable for me. I get to explore new things, instead of rehashing old (and terrifyingly depressing) paths.
As usual with the stories I write, I know how this one ends, which is to say, I have the final scene and final line in my mind, but the rest is as yet undiscovered. Part of the joy of writing for me is going on an adventure with my characters. I often find myself surprised by what happens, and sometimes utterly blindsided. Writing does for me the same thing reading does; it takes me away on an exciting, sometimes heartbreaking adventure. It's part of the reason why I write.
The other reason is, of course, that I have these stories swirling in my head, and they won't leave until I get the down on paper, so if I didn't write, it is very likely that I would go stark raving mad.
Anyway, the point is, I wrote two thousand words yesterday, and it wasn't a struggle. Granted, starting was a little daunting. Staring at a completely blank page on a completely new document can be a little overwhelming. That all faded with the first few words. It's so nice not to struggle to write.
On that note, I have to get writing. I'll be finishing chapter one, and diving into chapter two, and I'm excited to get going today. On that note, I'm off to write.