As you'll recall, this week's theme is OOPS!
In the grand tradition of young kids who love construction vehicles, here is my entry:
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Next up on our list of Friday Fun is Kimberly's Hooked On Hooks Bloghop. For this, you post the opening hook of any WIP in her linkylist and comment on at least 3 other people's hooks. Fun, no? Here's my hook for that YA novel I keep thinking I'm actually going to figure out how to write.... :
“What does one look for in an urn, Mr. Auchmoody?” Grandmother inquired as if she were shopping for a new appliance.
“Please,” said the funeral director, “call me Gerald. I want you to think of me as a friend in your time of need.” His benevolent smile beamed on both of us. “But,” he continued delicately, “if I might point out this one….” He picked up a box made of cherry wood, the rich grain smooth and shiny. It looked more like a jewelry box than a receptacle for cremains. “This is one of our best sellers. You can have it laser engraved with a poem or Bible verse or words that have personal meaning, or even with your loved one’s photograph.”
I pictured the box on our mantel, boasting a smiling photo of the person inside, and thought you cannot be serious!
Please share any helpful comments you might have - hooks are hard!
Finally, I'd like to let everyone know that the Pitch Pick for September will be posted Monday, so I hope you'll all come over and vote for what you think was the best pitch this month. Results will be posted next Friday. For any of you who haven't had a chance to read and comment on this week's pitch yet, please go here.
Have a great weekend everyone :)