Just finished the very rough first draft (as opposed to the exploratory draft) of the work-in-progress.
(gets up again to make dinner)
(puts off pondering how a third of this draft likely needs to go, and how two characters will have to become one, and how two more characters will have to be replaced by other characters, and how all the characters will need deepening, and how large pieces of what remains after all that have to move around, and how the book still needs layers and layers of emotion and especially description, and and and …)
It’s a draft. Now to step away for some serious thinking time (and for some catchup on email and household tasks), and then the real work begins.
(But hey, I have a pretty new notebook to think in, so it’s all good. :-))