I seem to be in a good writing groove at the moment (knock on wood, fingers crossed, step on a cat… wait, no). I've hit a pocket of ideas for the second book that I'm exploring and it's turning into some interesting copy. I have a rough outline and an idea of the big story arc, but I'm still definitely in the experimenting phase. I actually really enjoy this part. All the small details start to come out but it's still very open and organic. I begin recognizing layers of themes; ones I intended but also surprises that develops as I write. It's always fun to see what your unconscious comes up with when you're not paying attention. (Sneaky, sneaky unconscious.) I get to play while I'm writing and that's always more fun than "hurry up and finish and/or fix".
I'm still not the fastest writer but I'm happy if I'm steady. I find I waffle between being furiously jealous of "fast writers" and slightly disappointed in the results of said fast writing. I mean, a lot of the time when I read someone who says they're a fast writer it's still really good (then, oh the jealousy). But sometimes, sometimes I'll read something and it feels… well… rushed.
But I'll be honest, the envy still wins out. If I could get to twice my current word count and still feel like I'm playing… I'd be very, very happy. ♥