After a two month break from writing, I am almost back in the saddle. Phew! It really pains me to think of the 12,000 words (approx. 2 chapters) that I haven't written recently.
At the moment, I am working on a character backstory, which I've been putting off for ages; but it really is crucial for the whole novel. It would make a good tale in itself actually, so I'm toying with the idea of writing it up as a short story. The opening paragraph came to me last night at about 2am, so I had to find a pen and paper to write it down. (Of course, now that I've just read it through again, it's crap!)