Alas, JJA says I didn’t “grab” his interest. Woe. Alas, alack, and woe. I took this as a sign to reshuffle the scenes so the opening scene was the one with the blood.
Why, yes, I do feel a bit silly editing my story after getting what is basically a form rejection. But I believe “didn’t grab” is a step below “didn’t hold,” which is in turn a step below “didn’t work for me.”
I need help. And perhaps more blood. 😉 Oy.