Monday, July 30, 2007

In 300 words or less....

Well, I knew it was coming. I saved the form until the very last. Now, I have nothing else to fill out except for the dreaded "blurb" form. You know the one.

Describe the major conflict in 2-3 sentences. Okay, this one isn't so hard. But it's the next one that makes me cry. Condense a 7,000 (14,000, 32,000 or 100,000)-word novel into 300 words or less. Oh, and if that isn't good enough, it has to have spark, sizzle and sex appeal!

Sigh...I think writing the blurb is almost harder than writing the book!

8 comments:

Debra Moore said...

I hear ya! Especially when you realize how important it is. Oops, I'm making it worse, aren't I?

Sorry! You can do it!

Gillian said...

I'm sure it will shine. Congratulations on all the successes!

misty wright said...

I love blurbs. LOL. :) YOu can do it!

Maggie Robinson said...

I'd love to be able to complain along with you *g*! But the worst for me is the query, where I sound like a total idiot and the book is complete crap.

Yolanda Sfetsos said...

I know what you mean, Ericka! ;)

I always leave it until the end too. Lol!

Keziah Hill said...

I've got to do mine too. Been putting it off. This weekend it's a must...

Alice Audrey said...

I won't buy a book without a blurb even by an author I like because I use the blurbs to figure out if I've already read it or not, but I hate coming up with them.

Cole said...

:) You know I have often thought that too!

Cole