As an editor, I'm constantly wrestling with the issue of so-called "edgy" writing. It used to be called "pushing the envelope." Now, it's edgy. I hear it all the time from writers or agents:
"This is one is bit edgy."
"This may be too edgy for the Christian market."
"Are you open to edgy fiction?"
I'm always interested to find out what that means. Before I jump in with my thoughts, though, I want to know what you think. What does it mean when someone says a Christian novels is "edgy"?
Look forward to your thoughts.
P.S. Yes, we'll get back to first lines. I promise...