The contest ended today. Thank you so much for your help, everyone! My sentence is a million times better than it was before, and I'm very happy with it. You all are the best!
Brenda Drake is hosting a first line contest that I'm stoked about, and I encourage any of you with finished novels to compete. All you have to do is post your first line and blog address in the comments section of her site, then post your first line on your blog. The deadline it February 8th (so soon!).
The prize makes me drool. Weronika Janczuk with D4EO Literary Agency will offer help on the winner's book.
1st place -- a critique of the first 50 pages + query
2nd place -- a critique of the first 25 pages + query
3rd place -- a critique of the query
Here's my entry:
Name: Teralyn Pilgrim
Title: Sacred Fire
Genre: historical fiction.
· The sun set above the river Tiber, its reflection making the currents into pink ribbons, and Tuccia clutched the edge of her seat; Rome was close.
Wish me luck! If you want to do it too, I send good luck in your direction as well.