I’ve been reading some ebooks, fantasy romances, love them, but I’ve run across some who’s authors wrote them in the present tense. It was very frustrating. There were sentences like ‘I wake up on a hard, cement floor’, and ‘he sees her run through the door’. Not good, people. I tried to read through one book written like that and couldn’t get it done. I skipped on to the next story. And when I saw another story written like that, I didn’t even try to read it. I just went on to the next one.
Writing in the present tense is for the blurb you write to promote your book. Your book needs to be in the past tense. I know this sounds contradictory, but if you look at the successful books, you will see what I mean. The sentences should be ‘I woke up on a hard cement floor’ and ‘he saw her run through the door’. It’s just the way it is, folks. Try it and see if you get more readers coming back to you.