My Write1 was a story that I’d actually conceptualized last year. It just never launched. So–I dug up the old idea and started anew with it. Outlined this one and had a heck of a time with it. My outlines leave a lot of wiggle room. Sometimes too much. 😉
I even ended up with a character I hadn’t intended to have. I went back and forth on whether he was necessary or not, and in the end, he just refused to be cut. Which was good, I guess, he ended up being vital to the ending.
It stands at 8, 252 words and there are spots that have to be developed more in a second draft. But that’s a later sort of thing…I have to distance myself from this a bit before I attack it like that. I imagine that a final, final version will hit the 10k mark.