Poll: Which story to focus on???

I have found myself in a quandary where three stories are bouncing around my head and my WIP writing time. So I thought I’d share the first four sentences of two of them and see which one you all feel more drawn to. Thank you in advance for any comments you would like to leave to help me focus!


Monica let her forehead hit her desk with a sigh. Then she banged her head a few times on the pressed wooden surface for good measure—just in case she hadn’t gotten it through her thick skull that starting her own matchmaking company six months ago had been a catastrophically bad idea.

Well, OK, maybe not catastrophic, but it sure wasn’t going well. And for a person who could see a guy’s aura light up like a Christmas tree when he met a potential mate, she sure would have thought things would have gone better.


“At least I had the decency to wait until after exams to die.”

It had been four weeks since Fiona Freer’s mother had said that to her in her trademark sardonic approach to everything difficult in life. Given that at the time she was wasting in a hospital bed, was on a respirator, and had a good amount of opiates on board, that she could pull off that tone was quite impressive. She’d made Fiona smile while on her deathbed.

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4 thoughts on “Poll: Which story to focus on???

  1. I voted for #1, but you should probably write the story that is in your head when you wake up each morning.

    And why didn’t I vote for #2? Because I’m not a fan of starting out with dialogue without having a hint of who is speaking.


    • I have been bouncing around but I find I have some trouble keeping track of what’s going on once stories get a few chapters in. If only my mind was still a steel trap! I’ve always worked one story at a time in the past so this multiple WIPs thing is new for me.


  2. I liked number two. I could be biased because I work in healthcare, and it just clicked with me…but I love someone who’s ill but still has pluck (I do physical therapy with our older generation). It makes me wonder what will happen to the mc after the death of momma. Who’s gonna be there for that person, etc.


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