Yesterday was a writing night. It was like pulling teeth. If I hadn't been away from the house, I think I would have found something else to do. But instead I typed "It was a dark and stormy night" a few times and "I hate this writing" a few more and the words started to come out.
Most of it was story related. After some consideration and discussion, the story length that wants to come out is probably a novella. This would be fine, except that I'm aiming for a 2000 to 3000 word short story for Sword and Sorceress. That and--despite making an outline--I've started the story about four chapters too early (so much for that street fight scene).
Oh well: Write now, edit later.
The chant for the next few days is going to be "focus on the character" to remind myself not to get bogged down in the world-building stuff like maps, and magic systems, and the German language, and what would life in a magical nun's convent be like, and ...