aka The Frazzled Mom
What’s harder to do, coming up with your book title or writing the blurb?
Definitely the blurb. The only issue I might have with titles for my book would be too many choices. But when it comes to a blurb, ugh. How do you condense thousands of words into maybe two paragraphs on the back of a book? How do you hand pick enticing bits from the story to entice the reader when, as an author, everything is enticing and exciting and I couldn’t cut anything out?!
Are there tears when writing a synopsis? I shan’t admit to any. My daughter said she loves that word (“shan’t”) after we watched Dracula, so I thought I’d use it today. It can be frustrating when publishers, editors, or even family say, “Just write up a quick synopsis summarizing the book.” I get it. It’s not rocket science, but again, taking something rather large, and editing it into something tiny is…difficult for me.
But I do it ’cause that’s what writers do! We push through our mental blocks. No time to sit and wait for that muse. She ain’t showing up until half way through the writing project anyway.
What I love is when I get the idea of how to shape my blurb late at night when I don’t want to get out of bed. I’ll totally remember it in the morning. SIGH