This weekend I finally sat my butt down and started to write. The result of two and a half hours is a lean, mean story that clocks in just under 3,100 words. On my way home from work Friday night, I came up with a character for a new private eye story. I combined it with part of an idea I had rattling around in my brain for a while.
So I actually wrote my first story starring an eye. I thought I’d go and check out Thrilling Detective to see how much time I had to revise it before the next deadline. It seems I just missed one on February 14th. Doh! Then I see that recommended length is about 7,000 to 8,000 words. Double doh!
This is all probably for the best anyway. I like the story, but there are a few small problems with it. Some may consider it too linear. It just goes from A-B-C. The other thing is it doesn’t have a hook.
The two things I need: a title and a hook.