Happy Monday! It’s the start of a new week and I’m ready to take it head on! How about y’all?
Today’s topic for Meredith’s Monday Musing is: Blurbs.
I have to admit, I hate writing blurbs with a passion. They seriously suck. Why do they suck, you ask? They really do because an author writes a story, say it’s 50,000 words. Now, Amazon wants us to condense that story into basically a 300 word summary. That’s super hard to do!
On top of that, authors need to figure out how to make the blurb make readers want to read their stories without giving away the entire plot. Lets face it, if a blurb gives away the entire story plot, no one will want to read it. Yet, authors have to give away a bit of the plot to get readers attention.
Finally, authors have to word their blurbs carefully because if they don’t, they run the risk of Amazon putting their books into “The Dungeon” because of it. This is really bad news for authors. It’s almost like the kiss of death to a book.
So do y’all understand now why writing a blurb is hard? It’s like having to work with a double edge sword. You can’t do this, but if you do that you set your book up to fail too. So it’s a very fine balancing act.