Well, except the last time we did this! Good morning, friends!
Today is all about you! We're not putting even one promo in this post, because it's not about us... It's about you.
It's "Hands-On Friday", a day when we look at what you've done...
A "sneak-peek", if you will...
And then we rip you to shreds in front of God and everybody.
(Wait. This is SEEKERVILLE!!!! We would never do that!)
Okay, back it up. Hit pause....
Back to the sneak peek thing.... So we look at the paragraph or concept you post and we tell you what we think... how you might want to strengthen it. Why it grabs us... or why it doesn't.
Must you be brave?
No! Of course not.
Totally up to you.
But I'm here to tell you that courage is a mainstay in this business. Rejection is the norm. Not the exception. Reader reviews that pull at your work are part of the current normal, so unless technology is to suddenly disappear (there's a story basis for you right there!) you need to pull up those big kid panties and get on with things because there is nothing easy about this business... except the writing part, which we love!
So there you have it.
Do not feel pressured. Do not feel like you have to do this. But if you do, we'll give you an honest (but nice!) reaction.
The world won't end. (well, okay, it could, God hasn't shared his Armageddon timeline with yours truly, but it will not end because of a writing blog. Guaranteed!)
And you might get some insight.
Here's what you do: Post in the comments. You may post either a story concept (A paragraph or two about your book, how you see it, what it's about.) OR....
Your opening two paragraphs of your story.
There is nothing to fear but fear itself. (I love that line, but I know you're shaking in your boots right now... And I might be kind of laughing. Or not!) ;)
It's Friday morning, August 3, 2018.
Do you know where your manuscript is?