I started the first draft of Conversations in the Abyss last night. Slow progress so far, but that's normal at the start of the book. Usually when I'm a few chapters in I get into the flow of it. My method for writing a first draft is to just get it down. I basically speed through it and just get the story onto paper. The writing is usually terrible, but that doesn't matter, that's what the re-writes and edit passes or for :-)
In other news, my ad on the UK Kindle Users forum goes live today. I'll be inetrested to see the results of that.