That's right. I started my novel this morning. I wrote two and a half pages. That's not as much as I usually do, but I'm not completely in the writing rhythm yet. It was a good feeling to be back with my characters. This is the second in a series so I felt comfortable. In a series you have to get in a lot of exposition without repeating yourself exactly as in book one. So that can be tricky. And that's part of what I was writing today. I stopped at the place where I'm introducing a new character.
I often use this little trick. I try not to end a workday at a finished spot. I like to end in the middle of a scene so that when I come back the next day it isn't hard to pick up. I write cliffhangers at the end of chapters for readers and cliffhangers in the middle of paragraphs for me.
I feel very pleased that I've begun.