It’s been a tiring weekend with chores never ending. All I want to do is read something good. The problem is I don’t know what I want. I can tell you what I don’t want.
I don’t want a heroine who is a gorgeous actress. I don’t want an historical. I don’t want to read noire, I want something funny, but not over the top. I want one that will take my mind off my worries but will still seem like real life. I want one that is fun and complicated without making me look back to figure out who is who in the cast.
I wouldn’t share this whine with except that I think it is at the heart of how we SELL our books. I am not one for the synopsis. I don’t care about your cover–unless it helps me decide if I’ve read the book before. I tend to read the beginning of the book.
I want a page that takes me into the book right away–with people I like and a plot I care about. And as an author, I know how hard it is to do that all in the first page. Still it gives me something to work on, when I can’t find what I want to read.