Something weird... I wrote a message last night (not the one I just posted this a.m.), and I THOUGHT I posted it here, but now I can't find it anywhere! So I'm wondering if I forgot to hit post, and it disappeared into cyberspace?
Let me see if I can re-create it... ProWritingAid and I were butting heads about the first line in my story... though I have to admit, after living with it for a while, I'm coming around to its POV... But I'd like you all to wade in, and vote for which opening line you find the most attention grabbing:
1. They were both dead, if she couldn’t lose the dogs tracking them soon.
2. They were both dead, if she didn't lose the dogs tracking them soon.
3. If she didn't soon lose the dogs tracking them, they were both dead.
4. If she couldn't lose the dogs tracking them soon, they were both dead.
I know they're really similar, but the first line is the most important one in the book, and I want to get it right... Spoiler alert... I like 4, ProWriter prefers 1... Vote please!