Nell’s Top Five
…Things I Would Rather Do Than Write A Blurb
It’s that time again. That time when I’m considering quitting this writing thing I’ve got going on because surely it’s not worth it. That time when I’ll almost say Screw this manuscript I worked so hard on for months, I’ll just go hide in my bed instead.
I’m talking about blurb writing, of course. The bane of my existence. Having to summarize your entire manuscript in 150 words or less, and making it sound interesting so people will want to read it, is harder than writing the stupid story in the first place. Why, why, do we need blurbs? Can’t I just write This story is great, buy it! and be done with it. No?
All right then. I’ll do it. But here’s the top five things I’d rather do than write blurbs.
- Hang out with Donald Trump 🍊
- Smell durian fruit 🤢
- Listen to rap at maximum volume 24/7 for an entire week 🙉
- Poke out my eyes with my favorite fountain pen 😑
- Lick sweaty, unwashed feet with yellow, claw-like toenails 🤮
Okay, so I made myself gag with that last one, so maybe this list is a slight exaggeration, but you get the general idea. I’ll stop whining now, and work on the blurb. But if you never hear from me again, it’s been nice knowing ya! 😂