I know this topic is about writing genres but I really like the community here so I thought I'd throw something out there that's a bit different in hopes of getting a discussion going.
I've been publishing on KDP, and have had better than expected success thus far, plus I'm really having a lot of fun doing it. One of the things I've been doing is looking at different romance novels on KDP that are self-published. I want to look at not only what the writers are doing in their own works but how they are promoting themselves on Amazon.
That leads me to the Description. As writers, most of us know how important the hook is to our novel. We've got the first three sentences (give or take) to grab our reader and we dare not let go. The reader can be Jane Q. Public or it can be a NY editor or agent. For those who have submitted to traditional publishing houses, we're also familiar with the pain of writing a synopsis. UGH! I HATE writing a synopsis!
But I quickly realized that writing the synopsis had only barely prepared me for writing the description. That means, I need to work harder and work better. I also read some on KDP written by independent authors and I have to honestly say, I realize they struggle with this as much as I do.
So who is there with me? Or can you crank out a synopsis or Description without even thinking about it? I am genuinely curious.