Wednesday, December 6, 2017

#IWSG Posting Day! I'm sharing my shiny new title and blurb!!!





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December 6 question - As you look back on 2017, with all its successes/failures, if you could backtrack, what would you do differently? Remember, the question is optional!!!
   

Alex's awesome co-hosts for the December 6 posting of the IWSG are Julie Flanders, Shannon Lawrence, Fundy Blue, and...drum roll... Heather Gardner! 

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This is how I wish my life was going...



But...it's actually more like this...


Really. I shouldn't even compare myself to Sandra Bullock. She looks glamorous while she's falling.

The important part is, we get back up when we fall and move on with our day...right?

I may have told you guys already that I finally came up with a name for book 3...

And Then You Fall

...YAY!!!

Also, I wrote a blurb!


Assistant Chief Bobby Maguire doesn’t need more problems in his small town, yet that’s exactly what he gets. Within the last year his family has had to deal with hitmen and an arsonist. Now, there’s Bobby’s stalker ex-girlfriend and a drug-dealing cult.  It’s real bad timing to get propositioned by a woman he can’t recall, but once he has a taste, he can’t forget her.

Cassidy has finally found her happy place. As the brew master of the new local bar she’s excited to share her beer brewing talents with Maguire’s Corner. Getting involved with the infamous Bobby Maguire should have been a momentary, albeit intoxicating, distraction. However, it puts more than just her heart at risk - it puts a target on her back.

When Bobby gets accused of murder it begins a chain of events that will leave him broken down, hollowed out, and rubbed raw. With the whole town now the focus of the cult leader’s anger, will Bobby be able to save himself, help his family, and get the chance to prove to Cassidy he’s more than his reputation?


I'm liking it so far, but I may tweak it here and there.

I'm still working on the dreaded synopsis. It's about half done, and getting long, so I may have to nip and tuck that as well.

Writing this stuff takes time, which I never really account for in my head. I always think I should just start getting it out there, but this will be the first things they ask me for.

One step at a time. We keep moving forward!

How about you guys? Got stuff to share?

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Don't forget the next IWSG Twitter Pitch is coming up on Thursday, January 18, 2018, 8:00 am - 8:00 pm Eastern Standard Time!

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45 comments:

  1. Synopses and pitches. They're painful enough to drive you back to writing the story. Glad you have a title. It makes the book seem more real.

    Thanks for co-hosting this month!

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  2. I like the title! It's catchy. I'd definitely open it up i and take a peek if I saw it on the shelf. Sounds right up my alley.

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  3. Glad you have a title! Blurb is good. Maybe more focus in the beginning, but it's really close.
    Thanks for co-hosting today!

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  4. Your blurb looks good! Yeah, that kind of stuff is always a bear to write. I'm working on a manuscript for a submission and I went to do the synopsis yesterday. I've been putting it off figuring it will only take a few minutes to bang out. Ugh. Nope. I'd rather re-write the whole manuscript than try to distill the whole thing down to two paragraphs.


    IWSG December

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  5. Thanks for co-hosting! Love your blurb - definitely makes me want to read the book. Quite intrigued by the idea of a character who is a brewmaster. Cheers - Ellen

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  6. Congrats! Both titles and blurbs are very hard for me, so this is an excellent achievement in my book!

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  7. Blurbs and synopsis (synopsees? synopsis's? synopsi?) are torture. I could tweak until the cows come home.

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  8. Ugh, synopses are the WORST. Or at least, they're my least fun thing to write. The blurb sounds great, though!

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  9. While I love to write, I hate writing queries, synopses, blurbs, back cover copy, etc! I'm self-pubbing in 2018 so all this stuff is necessary. *sigh*

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  10. A title and a blurb? That's a big deal!! I'm so excited for you, and to read this book. Yay!

    Those are the perfect gifs, by the way.

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  11. That's a terrific blurb! And yes, we fall but we keep on moving. :) Thanks for co-hosting this month.

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  12. It sounds good so far.

    How long is too long? I get synopsis all the time that are barely a page and I wonder what part of 2-5 pages do these writers not understand?

    I'm clumsy and fall, trip, bump into thing often, and I still can't do it gracefully.

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  13. I really like that title. I'm working on a title for my WIP too. Yours is tight, chockful of meaning, and short enough to stand out on a cover. Nice.

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  14. That's a great blurb! Sounds like an exciting story.

    I don't think I've ever come up from a trip looking like that - and I've had a lot of experience!

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  15. Very clever post! The video were perfect. Your blurb for "And Then You Fall" really held my attention. Thanks for co-hosting IWSG Dec blog hop.

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  16. Without those falls we'd never know the joy of staying on our feet. Loved the laughs today and your blurb. Congrats on getting that done.

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  17. Great blurb - and they can be harder to write than the actual book.

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  18. I'm in the middle of writing a query letter, so I'm suffering right along with you. You're definitely moving in the right direction. I hope my query gets as snazzy as your blurb soon.

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  19. Those kinds of things always take longer than I think they will, but I remind myself that they're important and deserve focus and patience. Sometimes that works. :)

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  20. Wow that sounds really good! Thanks for co-hosting! I've had a good year but haven't gotten much writing done, so I'm hoping to do better in 2018! Happy Holidays!

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  21. I have just finished writing my blurbs and a query letter. it takes time, lots of time. Wishing you all the best with writing yours. Thanks also for being a co-host.
    Wishing you all the best and a successful crossover into 2018.
    Shalom aleichem,
    Pat G @ EverythingMustChange

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  22. Love the title, and the description captures my attention. Good luck with the synopsis! Thanks for co-hosting!

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  23. Hooray for figuring out the title and blurb. Those are tougher than writing the bloody story!

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  24. You are making progress! Well done... All these writing projects have to be conquered step by step and even the smallest bit of progress works towards a finished product. You blurb sounds enticing and exciting. Will you pitch your book at the tweet session in January? Good luck!! And, thanks for hosting this month.

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  25. Oh, how I hate synopses. Blurbs are hard, too. But yours sounds good!

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  26. Hi--I'm new to IWSG, so it's great to meet you. I'm a romance writer too, and a beer enthusiast. I don't generally read suspense, but I would read this one. Nice play on words for the title.

    Have a wonderful holiday season and best wishes for 2018.

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  27. I love Sandra Bullock! I also love writing blurbs and would do well to stop blurb-ing and keep actually writing the story (I get distracted with designing covers, too). Good luck with your new project.

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  28. Thanks for co-hosting this month, Heather. I love that movie. Sandra Bullock does slapstick comedy and serious drama well. So versatile. Picking ourselves up after we fall is so important. Falling is embarrassing and sometimes painful, but as writers we have to be tough. Your project sounds very interesting. Best wishes on it.

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  29. Great blurb. Good luck with your project moving into 2018, and thank you for co-hosting!

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  30. When we fall we usually don't have much other choice than to get back up and keep on going. Even if someone helps us back on our feet, we still have to do stuff for ourselves.

    Sounds like a good story you've got. Keep at it and I'm wishing you the best.

    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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  31. Thanks for co-hosting the IWSG today, Heather! I hope that you have had a great day. I like the title of your book and the blurb. Happy holidays and happy writing in December!

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  32. Love the blurb, Heather! I'm on board! Thanks for co-hosting!

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  33. The blurb and title sound great and I love your character names. Best of luck!

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  34. Thanks for co-hosting today! I like the title and the blurb. Already sounds like something I’ll pick up and read.
    For some reason loglines/pitches don’t come easily for me. I find that writing blurbs and taglines are much easier. Good luck with your synopsis. And Happy Holidays!

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  35. Your story sounds interesting - and I absolutely love the title.
    Thanks for co-hosting.

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  36. Thanks for co-hosting the IWSG December blog hop. I like the video bits and your book title option. You've got an intriguing book blurb there. I admire all of you who have written full books and synopses, etc. I'm a short story writer. Have a great holiday!

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  37. Great title, engaging blurb! Ah yes, the synopsis; a short story version of the full-length novel you've so painstakingly completed. I'm told it's easier to do if you recap each chapter, then keep only what sets the scene and storyline succinctly. Haven't tried it myself - yet ;-)
    Happy holidays!

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  38. That's a good blurb! Congrats on coming up with the title. Yuck, synopsis time.

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  39. Thanks for co-hosting. Like the blurb. Happy Holidays.

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  40. Nice job! And aren't titles the worst to come up with. Oh, except for the blurbs. lol

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  41. Good blurb! I hate writing blurbs even more than I dread getting my title (except when it comes before the story; then I get to worry through the whole thing that the title won't make sense when I'm done). Good luck with the synopsis.

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  42. I hate writing blurbs too! But good job. There is sooo much more to writing a novel than just putting words to paper... Thanks for co-hosting!

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  43. Thanks for co-hosting this month and congrats on the title and blurb. As long as I've been doing this, I still struggle with titles and blurbs so I know how great it feels to have one, or both, you can call done.

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  44. Titles are always so hard! Good on you for finding one you like. Great blurb too. I'd read that book.

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  45. Writing a synopsis sounds very difficult, but you're off to a great start! I need to work on an excerpt to share. Right now I'm still guarding my shitty first draft from all eyes 😁

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