Today, I came up with an idea for a scene. It involves some fantasy characters I created years ago but haven't done anything with. I decided to write this scene just as an exercise, as practice. Something to do as a break from beating my head against the wall with my sci-fi story. I don't think I'm going to finish writing the scene tonight, but I might share it here in the General Writing thread when it's done, in addition to at the writing forum I frequent.
The scene even has a title: Brother Shadow, Sister Fire.
I hope I'm not jinxing it, but... it's genuinely good. I'm actually writing something that, for the first time that I can remember, I have no doubts about.
This made my day. Maybe I'll expand it into a story in its own right.