I suspect I’m going to be writing and rewriting that blurb. I had to firmly remind myself last night not to let perfection be the enemy of the good enough. It’s not perfect, but then nothing ever is.
And it’s up. . .
10 Sunday Jun 2012
Posted Self-publishing, Thought, Writingin
Amy Kitt said:
I absolutely hate writing book blurbs. It sends me into a spiral of self-doubt and worry. It starts out so simple – "Describe your book." I can do that, right? I mean, I wrote the thing. Then I read it. Then wrote some more. Then read some more. I should know more about the book the anyone…But I can't think of anything to say. Why can't I write a description? Aren't I a writer? Isn't this what I do? But what if it's not? What if I'm not? What if my failure to write a book blurb is a symbolic representation of my failure to write a book that is actually worth a damn? What if, what if, what if…Finally, I tend to bang something out quickly and then revise it 800 times. Anyway, looking forward to reading "A Gift Of Thought."
That spiral sounds very familiar! I'm actually reminded that back when I was an editor, I almost never let authors write their blurbs. It made them too crazy and most of the time, they were too close to the book to do a good job with it anyway. I hope you enjoy the book! You'll have to let me know when you're done whether the blurb was any good or whether it should have started with Sylvie. 🙂