Another work in progress begins

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If you read my recent post you will know that I have an idea for another book. This time concerning a freelance assassin, or perhaps that should read avenging angel – identity and gender unknown.

So, while I work on completing the rewrite of my fantasy anthology Goblin Tales. And before I begin the rewrite of my science fiction space opera The Berserker Saga, I have already begun playing around with the opening two paragraphs. This is what I have so far:

“It was all so vivid. Not only could I see every detail. But I was aware of his deodorant and the lingering smell of his last meal, still heavy in the air. I had just witnessed the violent death of my first target, without actually being there.”

“Weeks earlier I had had the same recurring dream. Each night I came to dread falling asleep. It was always the same. A woman’s thoughts constantly invaded my mind. She wanted her husband dead. I had no way of enquiring why she wanted him gone. And yet I knew somehow or other, I must help her achieve her goal. If only to give her, and myself, peace of mind. The first thing I needed to do was determine who he was and where he lived…”

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What you have just read is what we writers like to call, the hook. It is a device to gain your attention, hopefully meaning that you will want to read the entire book.

While it is only a rough draft of the book’s beginning, in other words, not written in stone. I would be interested if any of the murder mystery buffs among you are intrigued by it? Let me know by leaving a comment…

More later

🙂

8 thoughts on “Another work in progress begins

  1. It’s a definite pull Jack and not just for those who like murder mystery. I also appeals to those with a supernatural bent as it seems the assassin can see her kills before even knowing the target. I imagine you’ve covered a few genres here and it was very good.
    Hugs

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  2. Jack, it’s a compelling beginning. It promises to be dramatic. Maybe to get enthused, add color and form to the characters. It could grab your attention more. I wondered what the dreamer, the body & the woman looked like. Maybe the woman said something to the dreamer. The characters got real in my head. Even the blurred dark room with the body sprawled on the floor. You can tell I’m heavy into final edits of my book, and working with a very good editor. First book and learning.📚🎶 Christine

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