Draft 2 is now up over 17,000 words. This is definite progress. I’ve now come to the crucial point, what Larry Brooks calls the First Plot Point (I think it should have capitals).
I want to write it today, but my brain is fried, and I’ll rush it and need to rewrite it. Which is kind of the point of the draft, I know, but I’ve been thinking about this point for weeks now, and I still don’t know what it will be like until I start writing it. Everything up to this point is pretty darned good, though I say so myself, although bits of this afternoon’s work are already rewriting themselves in my head.
So the answer is - stop now. Write the key scene as soon as I have sufficient time and mental energy, and go back out into the world, see what it looks like.
Maybe even reintroduce myself to all those people who also live in my house and see if I can help with dinner…
It’s been a solid afternoon’s work.