Friday, July 8, 2011

Nothing better than chocolate (and Book Blurb Friday!)

Tonight has been a trying evening-first we were made to sit and wait for someone from Lowes to come out and measure for a replacement sliding glass door (I just don't get the 2 hour window that repairmen give when they make an appointment to come out to the house), and since I gave my son a "trim" back before school let out, the plan was to do another tonight. Let's just say that I will pay any amount of money to have someone else do this next time! I still don't know why he was making such a fuss, but the end result was an angry mom and dad, a pouting kid, an early bed time, and a dose of chocolate for me! (Chocolate always cures, but just for the record, I think I did even better than I did the last time, but still, never again...)

I'm glad it's


 Book Blurb Friday! This is where Lisa Ricard Claro, from Writing in the Buff, posts a picture meant to serve as a fictional book cover.  It's your job to write a blurb about the book in 150 words or less to entice a prospective reader. Are you up to the challenge?  Here is this week's picture and my story:

So the Story Goes

The dilapidated old house was left to Deborah in the will, and though Deborah’s husband had been in the attic earlier declaring it unfit for man or beast, she had to see for herself.

Deborah’s husband was right in some aspects-the thick layer of dust and cobwebs indicated years of neglect, and trash was scattered amid the boxes on the rotted wooden floorboards. But as she started rummaging through the bits and pieces of her grandmother’s life, she came across a rusted typewriter and a box filled with what looked like the makings of a novel.

Curiosity more than anything made Deborah sit down to read-she never knew her grandmother could write. But as the words began flowing into Deborah’s head, the story about kings and queens seemed to come to life, and Deborah soon found that she too was a part of the story… (145 words)

This picture was really interesting so I can't wait to see what everyone wrote-unfortunately it's almost 12:30 AM so I will stop by tomorrow!

So the Story Goes


  1. Yet another 'must buy' - especially as I have my great-grandfather's typewriter in my loft (but the only writing I have of his was hand-written so what he used it for I do not know!) - lots of promise with this one Susan.
    and please WARN me before putting up a picture of chocolate ... too too tempting.

  2. Great blurb, I'm dying to know more about Grandma's story and how Deborah fits into it.

  3. The makings of a great fantasy perhaps...I have it pictured in my head as Deborah sits in the dust filled room...she's becoming part of the story...wonderful.

    Murder...HE Wrote

  4. How lovely to find yourself a character in a book, albeit an unpublished story. Fascinating!

  5. I once cut my roommate's hair, and all I remember is her looking into the mirror and saying over and over "Oh my god!!!"

  6. Oh, has always been my dream to have a big old house whose attic is filled with remnants of the past! I could happily putter about up there for days, and if I was lucky enough to find an old manuscript, well, that would be my idea of heaven!

    I would love to read this book, can so easily see the exerpts of Grandmother's book woven seamlessly through it...sigh. Are you sure you wouldn't like to write this...:)

  7. I once had a neighbor beg me to cut her little boy's hair. Why she thought I could cut hair, I'll never know. Long story short: she never asked again! Just thinking about it makes me want chocolate.

    On to the blurb: Love the charm, but also that little tidbit about Deborah being a part of the story. In what way?? Very nice!

  8. Becoming part of the story — not sure I'd want that to happen to me, but this would make a fascinating read.
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  9. You're a brave, brave woman. Thank goodness you had chocolate on hand! It really does infuse a sense of well-being, doesn't it? I used to be tapped to cut my nephews' hair all the time, and though they never complained (bless them) my knees knocked the whole way through.

    Your blurb is very enticing, and I like the possibilities you present. Grandma's novel could be about anything, and you might take the story in any of a dozen different directions (fantasy, mystery, etc.) Nicely done! Love it!

  10. All the book blurbs are great! A typewriter makes it all the more interesting for us writers! Loved your blurb and want to read more!

  11. What would life be without chocolate? A sad sad place.

    Cool blurb! I love the thought of treasures hiding in an old attic : )


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