So... I've got no hook.
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|Sat, 05-31-2008 - 10:26pm|
Linda was right. (surprised anyone??)
But not only does my query have no hook, I started reading my book again to get a fresher feel and I'm thinking the problem is bigger than that - my BOOK has no hook.
I think I've got some really good elements, solid voice, humor is not a problem but I'm writing the query letter and I can't figure out how to make it pop and so I started reading the story again and I was detailing it out to friend that I was camping with and realizing that no one element in the story is stronger than the other - the themes and storylines all seem to be even.
Does that make any sense?
I need the stand-out thread that weaves through the story and really packs a bigger punch than any other.
(Ironically, the same thought that I had that night my friend voiced the next day was to make the main male character turn out to be an alien. Ha! Ha!)
I have also enlisted the help of a local professional editor. I am waiting on a reply email from her.