Writing the Book Jacket Blurb
Today is the day. It’s the stand and deliver moment. My editor requested the Transfixion blurb, which I hadn’t written, of course. I dread all things marketing. I don’t actually like reading blurbs, synopses, TV Guide summaries or any of that sort of stuff.
Immediately I called up a number of articles on how to do it. The Internet is wonderful for guides to doing just about anything, from tantric sex to … uh, where was I headed?
So – I read a few of them and also grabbed some pointers on writing the feared Bio, also requested. Also overdue.
After tribulations, heavy thesaurus use, major rewriting about a dozen times, here’s what I came up with:
It’s nothing short of the end of the world.
Someone has weaponized the broadcast spectrum – gazing upon the transmission is enough to steal your mind.
Kaylee Colton faces a technological Armageddon when suburbia shatters into civil war. Unable to speak, Kaylee will need to fight to survive and transcend her own fears if she is to stand against these enigmatic forces of destruction.
Transfixion is an action-laced rush that will burrow straight into your brain…
So whether that ends up being a first draft or the final, only time can say. Is it too much? Too little? Over the top?
Do you people have some magic formula that only the secret society is privy to?