It counts for something, doesn’t it?

For various reasons, I’ve been having difficulty getting my head into my writing. Some are unrelated, external annoyances. Part of it is lack of motivation due to the volume of work that needs to be done. Then, there’s the doubt, which has been bedeviling me the last several days. When you wake up in the morning and your first thought is, why bother? you have a problem. That being said, today I re-worked the blurb. The novel is literary fiction, specifically, Gothic literature. Here’s the blurb:

1919 — In the city of Briddington, Giselle Louvaine leads an ordinary but happy life, living and working among others much like herself. Then, she meets Mason. As future heir to his family’s business empire, Mason Devore leads a charmed life, and believes he’s found the perfect girl in Giselle, whose world is about to change in ways she never imagined.

When the couple visits the family estate unannounced to introduce Giselle to Mason’s parents, nothing goes as planned. His mother is on an extended vacation and soon, Mason, too, is unexpectedly called away. Believing his absence will be brief, he leaves Giselle in the care of his father, Leland Devore, a man with scandal in his past and rumored to be a member of a secret occult society.

Mason is gone longer than he intended. When he returns, Giselle is nowhere to be found and his father’s explanation regarding her disappearance rings hollow. Determined to uncover the truth, Mason is wholly unprepared for the shocking revelations he unearths and discovers that nothing, and no one, is as they seem.

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