It sometimes amazes me how difficult it is to say much with so few words. I once prided myself on the ability to be what I called "The Reader's Digest" of writers. I still omit much more detail than most writers, but I am no longer short story driven. I seem to enjoy the depth and intricacies of a novel.
Now I am faced with the challenge of taking that novel and summarizing it in a few words. Knowing what I put into the various layers of the novel, I am finding it hard to shrink it to less than a hundred words and still capture the depth of the novel's meaning.
My second challenge is: "About the Author." What does one say about himself? Too much and I am conceited...too little and I am seen as boring. How do I balance humility with important detail? Would love some advice. I guess the cat's got my tongue.