Now that I have plot, it’s much easier to write the character because I now know what I want to have happen to her in the long term. I’ve finished Chapter One of the story and I’ve begun chapter two. I haven’t lost momentum.
There are a few spots in my current progress that I was concerned about… I wanted to stop the story right then and there and start editing the bits I didn’t like. It took some effort to stop myself and say, “just keep going–you can edit when you are done”.
So here’s to getting the story finished. I expect to really dislike my first draft, but here goes.