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Friday, July 1, 2011

Book Blurb Friday # 19

         Yes, it's Friday again. Time to write a blurb for a no chance for this one potential best-seller. The photo this week is supplied by Becky Povich. The multi-talented Lisa Ricard Claro hosts this meme every week on her blog.

         Your book can be any genre, but it must must be 150 words or less. I was going to blog about something else today, but decided I could double-dip and write a book about the "adventure" I originally planned on writing about.

         After you write a blurb, link it to Lisa's blog, read the other blurbs and allow yourself the luxury of wallowing in everyone else's creativity.

        And without further beating around the bush ado, here is Becky's photo and my shot at stardom!

White-Knuckle Writing
by Cassie "Pro" Crastinator

       It was the last day of June. The evening sun, filtering through the blinds, reminded her that midnight wasn’t a threat, it was a promise.
       Two Chicken Soup for the Soul anthologies had a call for submissions; their deadlines were June 30. Cassie had planned on submitting a second story for the Christmas collection to follow up her earlier memoir that was already sent off. ‘Increase the submissions means an increased chance of publication,’ she thought, with a touch of hysteria. Not having an idea for the Here Comes the Bride book until the last minute, she now had two story ideas.

      Could Cassie finish the Christmas story that was already half-finished and get it submitted in time? Would she be able to begin and finish two wedding stories before the bell tolled twelve?

     White-Knuckle Writing will make you screech and sweat right along with Cassie. (147 words not including the “reviews”)


The Reviews of White Knuckle Writing:

“A cautionary tale. These pages paralyzed me.” Dr. Wright A. Head

“Cassie’s philosophy should be everyone’s mantra: More submissions = more publications. After all, I average 13 stories in every Chicken Soup anthology and that only happens because I submit like crazy!” Linda O’Chicken Soup

“Writing is a breeze when you have bottled-up spirits as your lackeys. Have Cassie call me.” Fireblossom

Princess Procrastinator's Note:  No, I did not get three stories submitted last night but by 11:45 I had submitted two to two different anthologies.  


  1. Hey, I'd sweat along with this - and be thankful I wasn't the one having to deliver! I would LOVE to read this book . . . :-)

  2. Hilarious!! I just love your wittiness!

  3. OMG, Sioux! You won't believe what my word verification just was: Aggent! Woo-woo-woo-woo...Twilight Zone music....Maybe an agent is coming your way....

  4. Another glowing review:

    "More twists and turns than an Ozark pig trail!"
    Backroads Miz Manners

  5. Jabblog--Yes, there's nothing worse than middle-aged sweat dripping down on a deadline...

    Becky--What have you been adding to your coffee?

  6. This one would be too stressful for me to read-LOL!

  7. A nonfiction tale! LOL Congrats on your two submissions. I've been watching all those Chicken Soup call-outs pile up in my in-box and haven't submitted to any. *sigh*

    Your comment on my Wednesday blog cracked me up. You're so funny. I'm having a time staying caught up since Papa's recent surgery (we've had doc appts nearly every included) so if there's an Emily Post of the blogosphere she's going to revoke my blogging card soon. Your comment was a bright light.

  8. I love being quoted, whether I said anything of the kind, or not! ;-)

  9. Help! I'm laughing and I can't stop!

  10. It's a great blurb, but I'm not sure if I could read this one. It seems far to scary for an old lady with heart problems AND writing deadlines. lol

  11. The realism got me from the get-go...*shudder*.... Just so the evil Wright R. Block didn't show up to make it a tragedy. Two different anthologies sounds like a happy ending to me! You are so fun.

  12. Love this... you have really captured the Good Humor man with this one.

  13. Ha! This is great. I'm glad that you got done as much as you did. Best of luck on being selected.

    Take care,

    Kathy M.

  14. I was sweating with her almost from the start. Writing on a deadline is always gut wrenching.

  15. I'm late...I'm late...for a very important date. Sorry, it's taken me a long while to come read your blurb. I've known a few who actually got published in the "soup" booklets. Does this mean that you actually ARE Cassie per chance? Delightful read.

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