First, let me explain that I started this blog to take a break from editing my book. It took me almost four years to write, and I had gotten to the point where I was sick of reading it over and over. Editing and re-editing.
I wanted to write for FUN.
And NOT think about every comma and quotation mark.
And while I thought about doing a blog that was related to writing (tips, advice, yadda yadda yadda), I realized that there are hundreds, if not thousands, of those blogs out there. I love them, but I don’t need to be another one of them.
I decided to blog from my heart, rather than my head. Be impulsive.
I’m going to continue with it, but I am excited to share that I just finished the third draft of the book (yay) and entered a contest to get it in front of some agents. I think it’s finally ready. 🙂
The contest I entered is called “Hook, Line and Sinker” and I thought I’d share my entry and see what everyone thinks. Please tell me what you think, and if the hook and (favorite) line I chose would catch your attention as a book reader…
Genre: Contemporary Romance (with a little history thrown in!)
Hook: Two young people fall in love and get engaged while in college abroad. Life gets in the way and the two lose contact for 24 years. A Facebook message comes that could change their lives forever.
Line: “Even the way he smelled was etched in my memory like some kind of Holy Grail of lost love.”
I would love to hear your comments! 🙂