As many of you know, I love Blogfest. They are a great way to meet other writers and get feedback on your work. I found this one over at Brenda Drake's blog (click here for details), and I knew I had to join in on the party.
It's a FIRST LINES blogfest contest. Now I love first lines that grab you by the seat of the pants and don't let go. One of my favorite first line authors is Joshlyn Jackson. If you don't know her or have never read any of her books, you should. Her first lines will make you want to have her babies. *grins*
I have recently been doing a study of YA first lines and have also been working on my own. So today, I offer two samplings. Please let me know what you think. I would appreciate the comments.
First Line #1:
I'm not crazy. My mother had me tested at eight. Apparently having imaginary friends at that age was cause for concern. (The italics part is the next two lines)
First Line #2:
Asking a girl to prom seemed easy until I puked all over her shoes.
What do you think?