Thursday, February 19, 2009

Thursday Thirteen

I seem to be suffering from a mini writer's block this week. There are all kinds of things running through my mind but I can't seem to settle on any of them to post about. Therefore, today's 13 is a list of potential first lines for the romance novel I will most likely never write.

  1. They kissed. In her heart, however, she knew this kiss was goodbye.

  2. John knew it was the right decision. Or, he wondered, was that just his pride talking?

  3. As they stepped off the plane Ariana tasted the warm salt air and soaked in the heat of the sun on her face. She couldn't help hoping that this island getaway might save her drowning marriage.

  4. Jessie shrugged off the foreboding feeling that threatened to overwhelm her every time they visited Ricco's family.

  5. Dawn opened her eyes and tried to get some grasp on where she was and what had happened. Panic rushed over her like a downpour of rain.

  6. As she reached the steps leading to his office, Gabrielle recalled the book her mother had read to her as a child. With each step she chanted to herself, "I think I can, I think I can."

  7. What was she thinking? Gretchen shook her head as she looked at herself in the mirror and thought that maybe her ex-husband was right.

  8. Ashton smiled as he looked down the aisle at Mariah, his bride, and tried to remember the first time her smile made his heart stop.

  9. Where had she seen him before? Amanda tried to study his tanned, chiseled face inconspicuously as he climbed the stairs to his seat near hers.

  10. Marla tossed the romance novel she was reading onto the beach towel with a disgusted laugh as she went to cool off in the ocean waves.

  11. Sarah couldn't figure out the nervous anticipation she was feeling as she got dressed. She was just meeting Adam, an old friend, for lunch while he was in town.

  12. She hated flying. As the plane took off, she braced herself and closed her eyes so it startled her when the handsome man next to her patted the hand that was gripping the armrest they shared.

  13. Her job as a travel magazine photographer took her to some of the most beautiful and exciting places on the globe. Danielle Bennington, however, longed for someone who would share the discoveries and excitement with her.


Brenda ND said...

These are good. Have you ever thought of entering them in a first line contest? I bet you could. The Smoky Mountain Romance Writers used to have one. Anyway Happy TT!

Karen said...

They are all good but I like #1.

Alice Audrey said...

Been entering First Line contests lately?

Rikki said...

My favs:
4. Ricco's family must be vampires or something, right? (I'm into PNR)
7. What has he said? That she looks like an old hag, probably.
11. Oh, that sounds like a friendship turns into big love sort of thing.

Happy TT!

On The Verge said...

These are all great! I would love to read more! Happy TT!


Scrappingal said...

Oooo! You are good!! Start writing now. #1 is my fave.

Heather said...

Very good lines! You should pick one and see where it goes!

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Stargirl said...

This is a great idea. I write, very little though, and coming up with a killer first line is always important. And, it can be a fabulous writing prompt! I like them all very much, particularly Gabrielle and her mantra from childhood

Lissa said...

You may have just created 13 first lines to 13 potential romance novels in your future! One never knows!

Lissa told me this would happen but I refused to believe her. Now here I sit with 13 letters, begging for my signature.....

Debbie @Like a Rose said...

Thanks to all for the encouragement! Wow.

Alice Audrey - I've never entered a contest. I actually didn't know they existed but I'll be checking it out.

Rikki - love your thoughts. Not where I was going with the first two but I got a kick out of your take on where the stroy would go.

Lissa - Loved your comment, you made my day!

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Number 12--It happens to me ALL THE TIME! Hahaha. I agree with Lissa. Her comment was so good! You are my smart, talented friend.

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Number 12--It happens to me ALL THE TIME! Hahaha. I agree with Lissa. Her comment was so good! You are my smart, talented friend.

Greg C said...

So when do we get to read the entire book? I can't wait.

Cheryl said...

I vote for #10!

Gattina said...

Without saving my marriage which lasts already for nearly 40 years I also like to step out of the plane like in your n° 3 !

samulli said...

That's an interesting idea for a TT list. I don't read romance novels, but some of your first sentences could lead to really interesting stories.