I wrote this a few months ago in a notebook to help work out my own thought processes at the time. I later had it saved as a draft blog. I almost deleted it as I think I have absorbed most of this to be part of my natural process by now. Instead, I thought I'd published it here to better reflect on.
I've had a potential story in my head for the last 3-4 years. It was one of those ideas that just seemed too hard, too messy, like there was no entry point into the story. That all changed recently when I was struck by a flash of inspiration and I sat down to pen a draft of the story. Expecting it to be around 15 pages long and not sure how it would go, I was surprised when 32 pages flew out of me in the space of a few days.