Many contemporary novels begin with prologues (or hooks), and even though I like them, I could never write one that fit my first novel. So I published it without one.
I'm on book two of a seven-part series, and once again I find myself trying to write a prologue.
How do you feel about prologues in general, and specifically, what do you think of this one? (Be brutally honest! :)
Life is nothing more than a compilation of days, neatly organized into weeks. I have lived 911 of them. My name is Callie Williams. And I am seventeen-and-a-half years old.
I stand now at the other end of a long week, looking back at the last seven days like a bridge connecting two places. A suspension bridge, perhaps, spanning over a great river and linking two states.
I have lived in both places--past and present--and now I take baby steps toward the future. No longer looking back, I feel safe and secure, knowing who I am and where I am going.