Thinking of a first official post is a bit daunting. You want to kick things off right. It can set the tone for the rest of the blog. Wish I knew if it could help or hurt a blog’s growing reader base. With all of this in mind, I’m gonna go for the gusto and hope for the best. So, to kick off the blog, thought I might share a project I’m working on.
It’s a project I began this year, making it my newest draft. I’ve got only 12000 words so far. Its pending title is And The Fog Rolled In. The inspiration for the story was when I ran into a heavy fog on my way to work one early morning. It covered the entire community where my work is located. Everything was pitch black, smothering any lights the city had. I was sure there was a blackout as I approached. The phrase, “And the fog rolled in” came to mind. With that, the story formed in my mind.
Well, the skeleton of a story took form. The main idea was to have several chapters ending with “And the fog rolled in,” ramping up the tension with each chapter for something beyond the horizon. As for the premise, a fog covers the entire island and its inhabitants need to understand what caused it and how to get rid of it. I have worked on a few chapters.
Chapter One starts with an old cop named Kenny Oswald listening to the radio as he waits on his ride. The second chapter features Anne Milton has a strange vision on a fishing boat. Chapter Three introduces former criminal turned night guard Edmund Gardner as he patrols Avalon Lake, a tourist attraction. (More characters are in the story, but I can talk about them another time.)
Everything was a blur for a little bit, but it’s starting to come together. So far, I’m running with some fantasy ideas, but I have to flesh them out a little more. When I contemplated on the narrative, I recalled a Stephen King book that had a similar title. Turns out he wrote a little novella called The Mist, and his inspiration came from a heavy fog too. For research purposes and developmental help, I got a copy of it. Currently, reading through it. It’s a good read so far. About 70 pages left to go. If I take away anything from it, I want to know what he did so I don’t tread on his territory. Hate it when my stories are too close to someone else’s. Might put up a sample chapter of this work sometime.
Well, that’s all the time we have for today. Got plenty of work left to do before the sun sets. Have a great day. May the wind be at your back. Hope God blesses you and yours. You know, all that stuff. Later.