With a nod to Paul Abbamondi and his progress report blog posts (which are inspirational and fascinating), I bring you my first WIP Wednesday of 2010.
Story Title: Opheliac
Draft Two - finished
First draft: 998 words; Second Draft: 1012 words
Days worked on: 6 (unbelievable)
Time spent in brewing stage: about a fortnight
Story Inspiration: Scene in TV adaptation of Dicken's 'The Old Curiosity Shop'.
Genre: Desperately seeking Horror.
First line: Perched on a rusting shopping trolley, three fathoms below the surface, the man in the top hat wound a necklace made from teeth and bone around his knuckles.
Favourite line: On closer inspection, the weapons proved to be umbrellas.
Things googled: What is a fathom? / Opheliac / Oyster Shells / Floating Pearls Dead / Single White Female
Confidence in story: 100% at inception; 59.6% now (it's not as scary as I hoped, if in fact it is scary at all).
I'm taking some time to get off the runway this year but it's only a wee thirteen days breathing, there's still time to conquer the world, or at least my office (which is looking rather chaotic).