“No,” I audibly told myself as I dressed after the shower.
I was thinking about my alternative history horror piece. I’m exactly 2,353 words into the story. But in my mind, I envisioned three major parts. The problem was when I realized I had used up more than a third of my available word count and I haven’t even started part one.
This draft isn’t wasted. There are plenty of good ideas, names, ranks and researched areas and objects that will be in the final product. There’s still more research to do and improvements to make. But I came out of the shower with an idea of how to go about restarting the story in a way that grabs the reader by the throat.
I’ll start Monday after I work out. I’ll just sit down and write it out from beginning to end.