I've done it! The first draft of my as-yet-untitled short story is now completed - over 8,200 words in three days (thank you, Alison & Dude, for giving me the time)! 2nd draft starts tomorrow, then to the pre-readers and hopefully to Ian by the end of the week (or weekend, more than likely).
Heidi Klum (see the video post entry from earlier) seems chuffed for me too!
Below is a picture of the bridge at the end of the Headlands, which I've used as key location in the story.