I’ve seen blogs about first lines of a book and how they have to pull the reader into the story from the get-go. I just finished reading a novella and the last line of the last story struck a chord with me. The line was:
“…you could accomplish anything – if only you believed.” The story was PAINKILLERS in KICK @$$ and the author is Jacey Ford. I have to admit I hadn’t read any of her work before (too many good authors, not nearly enough time in the day), but I loved the message she presented. Which was (obviously) if you believe in yourself enough, you can do anything.
I needed to see/hear that bit of advice right now. As my debut novel is scheduled for release August 3rd, I need to believe I can do a blog tour, set up personal signings, give talks and interviews, come up with witty lines to write on the inside of the book during signings, remember the names of people I haven’t seen in years (or decades) and the list goes on. I just need to believe that I can accomplish all those things and do them well. I have to if I want to promote my book. And I do. I love this story and I think everyone else will, too.
Okay. I have to admit this blog is a pep talk to myself. But that’s all right. I figured if I could use a pick-me-up, so could others out there in cyber land.
Don’t forget, sometimes it isn’t the first line in your story that the reader will remember, but the last. Choose your words wisely.