Daily Archives: February 22, 2016


Okay, “blurb” is not really a word.  A blurb is mostly a string of really bad words. And I need twelve of them for The Academy of the Accord. (Twelve blurbs, not twelve bad words.)


The plan (ha!) was to write a post about blurbs, and to include blurbs for the Academy of the Accord books.  As you may have guessed, that’s not happening.

Why not?

Because I hate writing blurbs.

Well, that’s only part of it.

I started working on them, fully intending to kick them out for this post.

Book Two’s blurb isn’t too bad.

I had trouble figuring out how to end Book One’s and had about a dozen false starts on Book Three’s.  There are two versions for Book Four, Book Five’s is beyond weak, and Book Six’s has too many questions.

Book Seven’s isn’t too bad and Book Eight’s is… well, it needs work.

Book Nine’s is all right but needs something more and I gave up halfway through Book Ten’s because I needed to get this post written sometime today.

Part of the problem is that it’s been too long since I’ve read what I’ve written so some details are getting mixed up.  And it doesn’t help that the books were written out of order and some things are going to need to be moved from one book to another. (And some things already have been.)

So, the post with actual blurbs is going to have to wait a few months.

I think I’ll finish rough drafting them tonight, though, then tuck the file away and pull it out as I finish first round edits of each book to refine them a bit more.

Maybe in December I’ll have a Blurb Reveal post.

Meanwhile, any hints, tips, and massive amounts of commiseration chocolate will be gratefully accepted.





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