Over the weekend I received
I meant to write my Friday post on Thursday evening. I really did. At 8:00 I flopped on the couch to watch "Love Connection" (I know, it's inane TV but I love Andy Cohen and he's a St. Louis boy and I only wanted to veg out for an hour, so what can I say?) and saw Cohen come onstage and not the first guest yet... The next thing I knew, it was 10:30 (which means I fell asleep in less than 15 seconds).
Friday I worked until 7:30 (part of that time was spent chatting with a neighbor couple who live across the street from school) and Saturday was taken up with a foray into Washington, Missouri. Sunday morning I worked a pancake breakfast at my school, and just finished my lesson plan for Monday.
Tonight is a Game of Thrones night, so I will be MIA until later this evening. (Spoiler alert: One of the dragons now has blue eyes. It's now going to be wreaking havoc for the white walkers! I hate using exclamation marks, but in this case, it's appropriate.)
I figured I'd better combine Friday and Monday's post and stop my bellyachin'. (And before I get into what I should have covered on Friday, if you haven't seen what I wrote about what people think about writers, here is the post.)
Look at the photo below. That is the cover of your book. You choose the genre. Is it a romance about a boy and his rat named "Ben"? Is it a guide for animal lovers? You decide.
Write an enticing blurb--150 words or less. (The title doesn't count in the word count.) Blurbs are those enticing bits that prod you into buying the book. Sometimes they're on the back cover of the book. Sometimes they're on the inside front cover. What they always try to do is lure you into purchasing the book.
Lisa Ricard Claro was the original creator of this writing challenge. She moved to Florida, and is too busy to host a weekly book blurb, so you're all stuck with me. She took a class by James Patterson and now has 35 people working for her. (From now on, she's gonna be churning out a couple of bestsellers every year.)
Here's the book cover, along with my blurb:
Okay, back to book blurb stuff.
Include your blurb in a blog post. Include a link to this post. Also, link your post to Mr. Linky. Mr. Linky is easy. If you've never done it, you'll be impressed with how simple he is. And then, check out the other blurb(s). It's interesting to see the different directions writers take, given the same photo.
Dat Man’s the Rat Man
Edgar wasn’t repulsed by the prospect of crawling through mucked-up sewers. He thought he’d enjoy battling rodents and stray dogs in the underbelly of the city. He relished getting covered with new odors--smells that could part a crowd with a single whiff.
So when he lost his job as a trash collector, ol’ Edgar started his own business. He became a rat catcher.
When he could trap them, he sold the rodents to those herpetological freaks. They were always looking for mice and rats to feed to their slimy snakes. When he had to shoot the suckers, he skinned ‘em and tanned the tiny pelts.
A vest made from rat fur would be so stylin’.
Will Edgar stumble, business-wise, and step into something that is so horrific, even he’s disgusted? Or, will he squeak by all the authorities and come out on top? (143 words)
Since I whined so much earlier in this post, perhaps you'd like to subject me to some whining? Have at it. And for those who think there's a slim chance I'll post on time this Friday, here's the photo for the next blurb: