First, I have been reading 13 other 10 page manuscripts from the other participants in the class and I am happy to report that (in my own opinion) I do not have the suckiest 10 pages of the group. Whew!
Now that I am home from vacation and work has settled down, I am diving back into my book...I'm all over it like stink on a monkey! One of Bree's fantastic suggestions was to use "The Snowflake Method". It is 10 steps to writing my novel in a structured format. It's a recipe - how great is that? I am excellent with recipes. I can bake like nobody's business, just ask my fans - Thunder Thighs, Badonka-donk Butt and Glutony Gut. Cooking on the other hand? I am better off eating off the floor of a chicken coop.
So, I completed Step 1 tonight. How about that, I am 10% done! The assignment was to write a New York Times Bestseller one-line blurb. Here is mine, what do you think? For those of you who read the first 10 pages - does it fit?
A tormented young girl battles against herself and the unknown to win her freedom.
Stay tuned for Step 2....