Happy March, everyone!
And yes, I know. Mondays are for stories. And this is not a story, but it is story-related.(I promise.)
I decided to try something a little bit different. Since I’ve really started sending out queries again, I’ve been re-evaluating some of my manuscripts, and I can’t help but think that maybe they could use a facelift. Many agents and publishers only ask for the very beginning of your story. (Sometimes as little as the first 10 pages!)
So those first 10 pages better be amazing.
And, if I’m being honest, the manuscript I’ve sent out takes its time getting to the good stuff. I spend a lot of time with set-up that, while it needs to happen for the rest of the story to make sense, isn’t exactly the best hook.
So today I wanted to take my “story time” to do a poll. If I’m going to rewrite the beginning, I want to find the very best, most attention-grabbing way. If you have a minute, please cast a vote for which of these “hooks” would most pull you into a story.
Thank you, all! The support on this blog really helps me keep moving forward!