My start has been slow and intermittent. I got very sick last week, which took me out of commission for writing for 2 days. Otherwise, I have managed to write at least 175 words each day.
Already, I have wanted to abandon the story entirely, or at least rework the entire conflict. I think I have found an intriguing angle to maintain the romance genre and also the original idea which placed Isabella as a source of awakening magic. It will be interesting to see how long this plot lasts. It's only the 10th or one hundredth idea I've had since February... I think I'm going to skip outlining at this point, in order to maintain some of the mystery and intrigue for myself.