Congrats on those 70K words you just wrote! Now condense them into 200.
You’d think writing a book is the hardest part of being an author. However, as anyone who has tried will tell you, writing the description is far worse! If you haven’t finished your book, don’t even think about your description. You might find things change or pieces that weren’t important before are now key plot points. I like to wait until I’m finished with my first big revision, just before line edits.
Sometimes it helps if you’ve had a week to sit on your work, so the main ideas come to the fore of your memory. Also avoid comp titles--this isn’t a pitch to an industry professional, it's a glimpse at your character’s world. Now that I’ve done this for five of my own books, and helped friends with theirs, I’ve gotten it down to a science (remember, please, that “science” does imply I still have to go over the results a few times to perfect them, and so will you!)
Without further ado, here are my three tried-and-true rules
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