The Importance Of Jumping Into The Action

First of all, I haven’t sent out my query and synopsis yet. Still waiting for those international reply coupons from the post office. In the meantime I’ve done enough editing on the manuscript so I’m putting it aside and bringing out Dreamer’s Sea.

So, I’m reading through the beginning and I’ve decided it’s a really slow start. Now this story isn’t short by any means. It’s not meant to be a Harlequin or Silhouette, but a single title. My question is, in a single title, longer book, how important is it to jump right into the action? I know that in shorter works it’s necessary, but is it for longer?

Because if it is then I’m going to have to rewrite the beginning of Dreamer’s Sea.

That makes me want to weep.

It’s been a very hectic week, which is why I haven’t posted much at all. But at least I’ve been getting my editing done. Seriously though, I’m sick of editing.

Off to work. I should get at least one more hour in tonight.

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2 thoughts on “The Importance Of Jumping Into The Action

  1. Simple fact… for me, at least: If I’m not pulling into the story in the first couple of pages, I put the book down. I have little time to read, and I’m not going to read something I don’t care about right off the bat.So, yeah, I’d say…jump in.

  2. Hope you got the international reply coupons now so you can get your query and synopsis sent. I’m sorry you might have to rewrite the beginning of your single title. Could you have a Prologue? Whatever you decide I’m sure it will be great!

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