The first step to a bestseller? A killer opening hook! Thanks to my pre-writing, I know exactly what scene I'll open with. However, that first line has to hook an agent, editor, and reader right away. I'm going to do my best to start with a huge bang. But I won't obsess over it, my objective is to get that first draft written! I can always jazz up the opening paragraph in editing.
I start retail sales at a second-hand store tomorrow. For peanuts. I'm less than thrilled, because I enjoyed having tons of time to devote to my writing. But the BF's rosy financial picture has...lost its bloom so to speak, so additional income is required. All the more impetus for me to write the most awesome novel I can and sell it, so that I can write full time again.
I think Ann Coulter is a blatant attention addict masquerading as a pundit. She is the political equivalent of Madonna, saying anything she can to get a rise out of the American public. I respect Madonna because she makes no bones about it. She is an entertainer, and she does what she can to entertain millions and make lots of money. Coulter would have us believe she gives a rat's ass about the state of this country's affairs. But anyone who would say that 9/11 widows are thrilled that their husbands died? Just trying to get a reaction, however she can. Which would be just fine, if she admitted that's what she's up to. But instead, she'd like us to see her as a wise, venerable voice on the "real" America. An opportunist by any other name...
Speaking of undeserved accolades, you've got to be kidding me! I admire JK Rowling for her phenomenal success with the Harry Potter franchise. I aspire to her level of success with every fiber of my being. But the Greatest Living British Author? If that's true, then Spongebob Squarepants is the Best Television Show Currently on the Air!