Our latest Flash Fiction challenge was to write about a dumpster. And include five random words. My words were: wise, office, ocean, friendly, and lop-sided. My story was short of the 1000 limit, at only 878.
I know this one is not quite finished, but I have a new focus ready. I have five draft novels - all from NaNoWriMo - waiting to be finished. And then sent out for an agent or publisher. Fame and fortune to follow. My dilemma was choosing which one to focus on, but some friends helped me with that. We've picked the most interesting/marketable one,The Ghost in the Machine. The plan is that when I'm not bust writing Flash Fiction or marketing my existing works, I polish that work. It's been a few years, and I may have the wrong protagonist, so I will start into it with a high level view.
This week's Flash Fiction prompt was to write about a random place - chosen by Google Street View. I got this location, a country road in Romania. I 'stood' there, looked around me, and turned on the imagination. I also threw in a few cliches. It's 904 words.
My former publisher just got his own book optioned for a TV series. I've always though my first two would fit well into TV - episodic, Canadian, small town, cops, First Nations, evil spirits, drugs, bikers, murder. And romance. But without an agent, it's hard to do. I've been advised to seek out film producers via friends to try to sneak in that way - might work. In the meantime, I've been checking out friends for contacts, as well as feelers out to places like CBC TV. But most require an agent.