So what is your book about exactly ?

I hate this question with a passion!

It’s not because I get it often, but it’s because I’m not sure how to answer.

As the writer, I’m faced with the struggle of giving an interesting blurb to the inquiring minds while still trying to keep some element of surprise. I don’t want to end up being like some of these movie trailers I see, and I already know the whole plot, where is the fun in that?

On top of that, I never know where to start so it just frustrates me as I stumble over my words and thoughts. The whole time I’m just watching the curiosity leave from the face of whomever asked ( kind of like when Marlon the clownfish tries to tell a joke).

To make matters worse I feel like an idiot because I seem to not even know what the heck I wrote about! So I look incompetent. My poor little anxiety, self-loathing self just can’t take it. I just want to crawl up in a ball.

If working with graphic designers and my editor has taught me anything lately, it’s that I struggle with conveying what is in my mind, clearly and precisely, to others. Sure I know what I mean, but others don’t.

I’ve changed myself from being the blunt meanie head to this person who tries to conserve others feelings and now idk how to just be direct. I’m pretty sure I’ve pulled out my hair more than I should in one hour.

In all honesty, I need to just go ahead and flush out a synopsis/blurb for Kaneji so I can just memorize it already.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Sante says:

    I have these struggles as well. You want to tell the story but you don’t want people to know the story before they’ve read the whole thing. I end up writing questions with hopes that the person will have the questions answered as they read along.

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    1. I’m so glad to see I’m not the one struggling because it’s an annoying thing to deal with

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