The time has come. I’ve been putting this off for (wwwwaaaaayyyyyy) too long and the time has come to bite the bullet.
God help me, but I have to write the blurb and synopsis for The Red Dress.
Can’t you tell that it isn’t my favorite thing in the world to do? But then again, I haven’t heard of a single author or person who likes the idea of trimming down their several thousand word baby into a 500-word (or less)
abomination that totally lacks any finesse presentation of their creative skill. I’ve been putting this off longer than was sane. Now with the proverbial clock ticking, I can’t procrastinate it any longer.
This is the
bad fantastic news for all of you. I’m going to post my successive attempts here on this blog. And since I know that I won’t get it right the first time around, there will be many upon many attempts. Any and all constructive feedback will be appreciated. Sometimes I need to get out of my head, and when I’m there, I can’t think straight. So your words, your input will make all the difference in the world.
So here it is—the blurb for The Red Dress:
When an old girlfriend is killed the same night she visits Daniel Atwell, he is thrust into a world of sex and political intrigue. Uncovering a murderer is difficult under normal circumstances, but wrangling a jealous wife with a penchant for homemade sweaters and romance novels is no small matter. Nor is her brother, the police inspector in charge of the case, who will spite Daniel just for a laugh. Add in the distant widower, a disheartened son, and a congresswoman out for reelection, and Daniel has his hands full. Now if only he wasn’t the dumbest person in the room.
There you go. What do you think? Any suggestions? I have some thoughts, but I’d love to hear what you have to say. Let me know in the comments below.