The next story for my class is an up-in-the-air piece – the only restriction is that it needs to be in third-person, limited point of view.
In the spirit of of it being turned in during October, I have decided to go a little gothic. Jonathan, a member of “my” writing group (from the script class I was in) mentioned that he never had anyone actually submit a ghost or horror story as part of the class projects. This little bit of information has been floating around for the last couple of months, and I thought it would be a great way to get a story out for both (class, and group).
So I am going with something that I am loosely connecting to both H.P. Lovecraft and Stephen King. I can’t quite remember how all of it came together, but I started writing it last Thursday night, fleshing out three pages of setup & opening. I made notes, generally outlining the story I was aiming for, on a 5×7 notepad… looking at the current writing when compared to the notes, this one could be about fifteen pages.
Now, I need to make sure I get it actually finished this week – the first draft – so I can start combingthrough the editing process (tense shifts, etc.)…
Ah… to have things moving!