World’s Worst Blurbist III

May 31, 2012

The time I live in fear of has come again: time to create the back cover marketing for Book VI The Sands of the Solar Empire.

I find the whole process bewildering, like trying to select a protein bar at GNC: so many choices, so many ways to put two feet wrong. Sometimes I wish I had a line of editors to do this stuff for me, but then I come to my senses and thank the Lord I don’t.

So, I stumble and flail about, trying how best to summarize a 115,000 word book in 200 or less.

All things considered, this book wasn’t as hard to summarize as, say, Book II, The Hazards of the One Ones which caused me no end of pain and suffering. Book VI is a little less complicated than Book II. I think it flows well enough, but what do I know??

copyright 2012, Ren Garcia

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3 Responses to “World’s Worst Blurbist III”

  1. chantellyb said

    I don’t mind it as much as I used to, but find it easier to write blurbs for other people than I do for my own work.

  2. theleagueofelder said

    This book wasn’t as hard as some of the others, but still, you always wonder did those 200 words make any sense.

  3. Sounds good to me, but I haven’t seen the word milquetoast used in a long time. And I hate blurbs too.

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