Finally started chapter one of the new WIP today. Here’s the rough draft first paragraph:
As the sun rose over the ocean, the chirps keened in their aerie. Joad lay on his cotton mat, staring at the timbers overhead. He could never sleep through that sound, faint as it was. To him, it always seemed that the lords of the city were mourning the start of every new day.
I made my goal, too. I’ll probably end up deleting it all, but it’s an auspicious start.