1st Line's Not Always the Beginning
She was going to pretend she didn’t remember him.
There it is. The first line in THE FORGOTTEN PRINCE (The Wedding Series, Book 7.) This is a big deal to me.
Okay, the first line of a book is important to every author. But that’s usually because that’s how an author starts writing the book. I don’t.
I generally start somewhere in the middle. Frequently when the characters are at odds with each other — sometimes overtly, sometimes as subtext. For those of you who have read my April release WHERE LOVE LIVES: The Inheritance (Wyoming Wildflowers, Book 6), the first scene I wrote was when they’re in the horse trailer, trying to figure out what caused the boy’s reaction.
For THE FORGOTTEN PRINCE it’s … no, not going to tell you that yet. Mostly because things change — a lot — as I write. Only a little because I’m a tease. 😉
So I’ve been writing bits and pieces of THE FORGOTTEN PRICE. And then the scene at the beginning came to me. This is way, way, way earlier than it usually happens. It’s a little strange, actually, to have the beginning roughed in. But I’ll take it.
Every word written might is a good word.
Until I start editing…