Hi! So, I've been sending out query letters and recently I noticed something big. My very first line is in present tense. The rest of the novel is in past tense. This is the first two lines: Today marks one year since the death of simple life. One year since the council called for a state of emergency town meeting: The wall had been breached. I really like the way it sounds, but I know it can't stay that way for tense reasons, ugh. Does anyone have any ways to reword that first line to make it sound just as good without being present? or is there anyway it somehow works, LOL. Thanks.