Today, I read this article–Why Stephen King Spends ‘Months and Even Years’ Writing Opening Sentences.
Of course, then I thought about the opening sentences of my novels and short stories. Some of them I have written over and over again, and the longer the story stays with me, the more I stare at its first sentence and every sentence after. It feels like madness sometimes.
Chesnie had to hurry before she lost her nerve, before her parents came home and caught her there.
This is the first sentence of my novel, The Blue Jar, that will be published in October by Plum Tree Books. We’ll see how it does.