I know it's taken forever, but I finally started working on the rough draft of my original fiction project today. I think I only managed about 200-250 words, and I'm not sure how much of it might end up being scrapped, but it's something. I'm also not sure if what I wrote is definitely going to be the opening, but that's okay. It's easy enough to shift it somewhere else if I do keep it.
Although I've started the rough draft, I still have some background research I'd like to complete and I'm very close to wrapping that up. I printed out a shitload of material last weekend that should be extremely useful. I'm hoping that any other details can be researched as I go.