Of course I've always got a beginning, and sometimes even an end. Or at least an idea of what the end might be. Bits and pieces of the plot are also there. Sometimes more solid than others. This tale's pretty solid inside my head. I know exactly what's motivating the characters, and what drives them together and apart too. There's going to be some emotional damage here. A little betrayal and selfish motives. Many bleak moments and a bizarre revelation.
Anyway, here's how the progress meter's looking after today's efforts: