Well, I am now 1,470 words down on the novel. That is a prologue plus a bit of chapter one and, while I tend to go pretty bare bones on first drafts, it seems to hold the info I wanted to get across. Two of the primary villain's henchmen are introduced, as is our heroine, and it feels appropriately western.
I'd hoped to do some additional work on a pulp short story about aliens but I've been down with a migraine for most of the day so that didn't happen. I'm also tossing around an idea for a story/novel set in the Caribbean but I probably won't do much beyond outlining that until early May, when my current work is well on its way to completion.
Total Words: 1,470