Write, she urges.
Every week, she provides a photo (this one is brilliant--ha!), she writes a book blurb herself, and invites everyone to link theirs to the group of blurbs, via the handsome Mr. Linky. To see all the book blurbs this week, go to Lisa's blog: Writing in the Buff .
Believe it or not, there have been a couple of blurbs I've written that I'm interested in expanding. Last year I crashed and burned with my first attempt at NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month--in November). Perhaps the second time will be a charm?
Anyway, writing a book cover "blurb" helps us hone our writing abilities. The blurb has to be 150 words or less, and it has to entice the reader enough to buy the book (which sadly, will not be at a Borders bookstore). Below, you will find the absolutely breath-takingly awesome photo (again, ha!) and my blurb.
|photo by moi|
A Heart of Stone
The two of them used to walk the grounds of the cemetery. The lovely hills. The quiet. The privacy.
But then he left her for someone else. And somehow, Maggie couldn’t stay away from the rolling green waves of the cemetery.
One day, Maggie became part of it. She stood there, gazing at the tombstones and the towering granite crosses that surrounded her. The autumn leaves had cascaded down, creating a vibrantly-colored carpet for her. Suddenly, she was frozen in place, unable to move, a single tear suspended on her cheek.
And that was how she has been for the last forty-three years…
Many visitors stop and admire the size and the artistry of the “marker,” and yet everyone is clueless.
What will it take to breathe life back into Maggie? What will make her granite heart beat once again?