Monday, February 7, 2011
Happy Monday, Dear Readers!
I certainly hope this week is better than the last.
As I begin another rewrite of Dragonfly Summer (hopefully today), it seems an appropriate time to enter a little writing contest.
Fellow author Brenda Drake is hosting a Dark and Stormy Blogfest Contest. The rules are simple. I have to post the first line of my novel on my blog today. Here it is:
I never believed in ghosts.
I'm supposed to invite all of you to critique it, and then post the final, polished line on Brenda's blog on Wednesday. Easy enough, yes? The prize is a partial manuscript and query critique from new agent Weronika Janczuk, and God knows I can always use another opinion. I want this book to be as strong as possible by the time it goes out on submission this spring.
So, what do you think of my first line? I realize it's short and sweet, so I haven't given you much to work with. But does it grab you? Would it make you read on? Is it too much like something else you've read? Let me know.
I'll take your feedback into account when I enter the polished first line in the contest. Thanks to everyone who participates.
Posted by J.H. Moncrieff at 7:54 AM