My First Page Problem

Being the indecisive creature I am, I have eight, count them 8, varying versions of my first page. I have a first page problem. Some of it stems from a deep rooted perfectionism or competitiveness. I’m always trying to one-up my last attempt. But most of it is pure indecisiveness.
For instance, I am horrible shopper. I try on these adorable red shoes. Perfect for ballgames in the South. But oh, wait! Those bright kelly green ballet flats will be cute this spring with a flirty skirt. But what about these brown sandals? They’re more practical. Because let’s face it, I run carpool and go shopping for groceries more than shoes.
So, my CP’s will be happy to hear I’ve decided to put my first page on hold until revision. But in my research, I’ve stumbled across some great pages on the first page. I thought I’d share. So you, too, can be as indecisive and first page challenged as moi. You’re welcome.

How to Grab Them on Page One.

8 Responses to “My First Page Problem”

  1. Laura Pauling

    Thanks for the links. I have multiple upon multiple versions of my first chapter! I don't know anyone that comes out of the box with the perfect opening scene. 🙂

  2. Clara Gillow Clark

    I remember doing twenty-five drafts of a first page. And that was before my editor asked for more changes.:p Wise move to put your first page on hold. But if a B.I. (brilliant idea) sneaks up behind you, grab it quick.

  3. Heart2Heart


    Thank you for being so honest and sharing these valuable links with us all.

    Please stop by my blog today to meet a blogger in need of help!

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat