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The Long Engagement: (A) Story of my Life

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. πŸ™‚

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…

Title: The Long Engagement

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: β€œEven 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! πŸ™‚













































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