I did it! I finished my book!
I’ve drafted and re-drafted and edited and re-edited. and I’m done. Time to move to my next step.
My cover designer (how cool is that???? – I am going to have a cover!) reminded me on Sunday that even though it is extremely cool to have a cover, you know what else I have? A BACK COVER!
And I need a blurb.
Yes, I need 150 words on the outside that makes you want to read the 92,000 words on the inside.
I am pretty good at writing 92,000 words to tell a story. And I am also pretty good at using 600 words to blog a story.
But can I sell a story in 150 words?
So I am taking a poll. What do you think?
JUST WHAT I ALWAYS WANTED
Cynthia Breault needs a new life.
She’s not miserable. She’s bored. Bored with her safe monotonous job; bored with her cautious loneliness.
Thanks to an unexpected financial windfall, Cynthia opts for early retirement at fifty, hoping to find a new passion. Soon, she thinks she’s found it – in the form of a failing boutique abandoned by its mysterious owner. And the shop is not the only thing the proprietor has deserted. There’s a very nice husband left behind as well.
Until Cynthia meets Shannon Miller. Shannon is fourteen, a tough and defiant casualty of the foster care system. And she’s pregnant.
Cynthia is irresistibly drawn to the sarcastic teenager, who awakens long-buried memories and desires.
Cynthia takes the leap. She offers Shannon a deal. With strings attached.
If they both get what they want, does it matter that their scheme is just slightly illegal?