There’s a meme going around right now in which writers list the first lines of their unfinished works (for example, see Charlie Stross’ opening lines here).
I can’t participate because I don’t currently have any unfinished work. I don’t tend to write bits of something and then let it lie around while I work on something else; I tend to work serially. Thus, having finished a book and not yet started another project, I’ve got nothin’. This makes wonder if I’m a freak (at least in the writing sense). The only time I have more than one book writing project going on is when I have a deadline slip. Not that that ever happens, of course.
Now, I do have opening lines from dead projects, which is to say projects that are unfinished because I’ve abandoned them for one reason or another. But I don’t imagine that qualifies, since in a sense they are finished, because I don’t intend to do any more with them.
Needless to say, I apologize to my fellow writers for failing them in this regard.