I'm currently participating in an assignment to send two alternative first lines to James Patterson. He will choose the most popular -- the ones that get the most shares and re-tweets.
Here are mine, from my upcoming novel Virgo's Vice, which is the third in my Zodiac Series:
1.) I bend down to stroke Allan Dockery's dog, wondering if I actually hit the ground too hard and died, and none of this is really happening. #JamesPattersonCritique
2.) I'm shaking so bad I can hardly breathe and I think I'm gonna throw up. I glance back at the others, not really expecting any help from them—they have to all be nuts. #JamesPattersonCritique
Anyone who cares to share this post will be my BFF for ever! I don't have an Instagram account, so if you do, and you feel like sharing, please go ahead. Thanks very much.