The results of the blurb votes (see April 24th’s Vote for the blurb) have been entered into a spreadsheet and the results are clear: the majority prefers someone else’s writing!
My friend NiNi did me the favor of providing her version of About the Author and the book blurb. As I told NiNi, “Marisette is not comfortable writing about herself in the third person!” So I was very happy to receive such nicely written suggestions. Then I gave blog readers the choice between what I had already sent to the publisher and NiNi’s version (she had not seen mine). NiNi’s version won by a landslide (hers were Author A and Blurb B). Thank you all for your input; it was really fun to have people chiming in!
I’ll be sending my updated blurbs to the publisher shortly.
If you’ve gotten used to seeing a weekly post, I apologize for missing last week. Anyone who has been following from the start can understand that I hit a wall on Mother’s Day. Following on the heels of Mother’s Day (exactly a week later, as it happens) is that dreaded birthday – the one that makes me the same age that my mother was when she died. There is a lot of baggage I am constantly sorting through related to that. That won’t end just because the birthday has come and gone.
But for this weekend, I will celebrate with my family, toast my parents, and know that this is exactly what Mom would want to be doing if she were still with us.