4/19: 300 words. One of the most difficult parts of writing a book is not actually the writing of the book itself, but rather penning the blurb about the book. You have to condense the spirit of the book into three or four sentences in a way that catalyzes a potential reader into buying it. Writing a good blurb is really an art unto itself.

Even though I’m only a quarter of the way through Walls Ascending, I’ve already been thinking about what that blurb will look like. Here’s my first pass. I’m sure it will have many iterations before I eventually make the book available for pre-order, but you’ve got to start somewhere.

I had actually planned to share it here today before realizing that it will spoil events that occur in Vulcan Rising, which no one has yet had a chance to read because it doesn’t release until June 1.

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