#FirstLineFriday (Patrick)

I got this from Rami Ungar, who got the idea from a facebook group. On Friday you post the first one or two lines from one of your stories, novels, works in progress or potential stories with the tag #FirstLineFriday (with hashtag). He thought it would be fun to see the idea move into blogs (and start a trend), and I agree.

These two lines come from Patrick, a prequel I had shelved but am planning to go through in July (It needs a timeline revision, so that will be a bit of work). Mixed reviews from betas made me abandon the project, but I have decided (partially due to advice from awesome people like fellow author Maegan Provan – check out her blog post encouraging authors to “be themselves” in their writing) that though not everyone will like it, it is a story worth sharing because *I* like it.

 “Okay , Mom. Yeah, yeah, I promise.” Patrick glanced at the clock. It was almost nine, and he was late.

I moved out to get away from this.

Maybe not the catchiest opening, but that’s what you get from unfinished/unedited.

Want to participate in #FirstLineFriday? Just post a blog with that it the title and share your sentences!

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  1. Thank you so much for the love! I cannot wait to read Patrick!

  2. Those were two lines, and they were very intriguing. Way to go Joleene! Can’t wait to see what you do next week.

  3. Excellent, but then all your writing is.


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