The First Five Pages...

The first five pages is the name of a book by the famous agent and author Noah Lukeman. He talks about how those first five pages are the most important pages in your book. These are the pages that an a prospective agent will look at, and decide if they want to read on, and the same apparently is true of anyone who picks a book off the table or shelf at their local bookstore. Five pages to grab the readers attention, five pages to state your story, five pages that decide the fate of your book...to read it, or not to read it.

Well, I have my first five pages and I never thought that five small pages could make me so happy. I know it's not a lot, but after staring at my laptop for hours and hearing nothing but the hum of white noise in my brain, I am thrilled. Why? Because it means that it is possible.

Now if I could only figure out how to post pictures in the body of my blog, I would be ecstatic!


ETP said...

Pages, schmages!

I judge a book the old fashioned way: by its cover!

I know, I know, who'da thunk I was such a traditionalist?

Sorell Says... said...

Oh! In that case just 350 to go!

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