First, the new chapter should be out of editing Wednesday. Just to get that out of the way.
I spent today, when I wasn't just lazing around, playing with a new story. I have a few paragraphs of the next Magic of Bells chapter done, but given the change in the story starting there I'm in no hurry to rush through it. I though I might do something quick, fun, clear the palette. I'm doing a few things different. One, it's first person. Haven't done that since my first story here, Jodi (apart from A Friend in Dream). I also went in with no plan. Normally I mentally write a thing out first, but this has been closer to stream of consciousness. Hell, I wasn't even sure if it was going to be a m/f story until I picked the gender of the second character. Actually, the gender of the narrator was still unknown at that point :)
Anyway, at the moment I've just finished the first scene, about 2 1/2 pages (1400 words). No title, and no idea where it's going. We'll see if anything comes of it.