It's been a long time since I wrote any fiction (and it probably shows) and I hadn't realised how much I missed being in that creative space. The best part is walking in the park, planning things out, and having to keep stop to jot notes or email myself.
The worst part is always getting down the first draft. I have a very hard time not editing as I write. This time I tried a technique I call "headless drafting" which worked pretty well.
I wrote most of the draft in 15 minute increments on my iPad with a bluetooth keyboard. While I was actually writing, I took off my glasses so I couldn't see the text. (Another time, I'll try turning the iPad around completely.) No way to edit!
I did end up with this sentence: "Sgiw sines juke sub her a tit,:" which I'm sure was brilliant in my mind, but, alas! lost to posterity; otherwise, it was great. Pro tip: turn off auto-correct first.