Thursday, July 7, 2011

Blurb

I'm planning on doing a post on the ever elusive muse (my current state of writing), but since that's going to take me a little while to put together, I thought this morning I'd post the current blurb for my upcoming book, Confessions from the Realm of the Underworld (Also Known as High School). 

ETA: Blurb edited to reflect final updated tweaks on it.  

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Write what you know.

Persephone "Sephie" Benson scoffs when her creative writing teacher throws that little gem out there. Maybe this advice would work for a professional skydiver or a baseball star or a ninja princess. It's not so great for a high school student who doesn't even know what to do with the rest of her life. Add in being the oldest of six girls, having Responsibilities with a capital R, and living in a town the size of a tick, and you've got a recipe for boring soup.

At least, that's what Sephie thinks until her senior year. Now, her grandfather is losing his house. One of her sisters plays a starring role in the local high school scandal. Even things with her best friend Joey aren't the same.

As Sephie deals with the changes in her life, she finds that nothing is quite what she expects—and that sometimes, the most extraordinary life can be the one that seems the most ordinary.

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9 comments:

  1. Nice! Thanks for sharing...can't wait to see what it's "really" about ;)

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  2. That's good. I need to fine-tune mine, and soon!

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  3. I really enjoyed this. I love your turns of phrase: "town the size of a tick" and "starring role in the local high school scandal."

    I'm ready to read it.

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  4. Love this! This sounds like such an original story. I want to read, like now.

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  5. I have to say, I like it but I think it gives away too much of the plot. If people know all that stuff at the beginning of the book, they won't feel Sephie's shock as she encounters each situation in turn.

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  6. Barbara-Thanks! I'm still working on tweaking it.

    Jen-Thank you! ^_^

    Donna-Thanks!

    Alex-Good luck fine-tuning yours! I'm still working on this one.

    Donna W-Thank you sooo much! I might have to end up cutting that second turn of phrase, which makes me kind of sad, but I'm still working on fine-tuning that paragraph.

    Nia-:D :D Thanks!!

    Emmy-Thank you again for the thoughts. I'm working on trying to fine-tune one of the paragraphs and deciding what, if any of it, I want to change. I have about six different versions of it right now, LOL.

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  7. This is fantastic. Love it!

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Thanks for sharing your thoughts!