Develop the elevator pitch
This is the two or three sentences you use to tell someone what your book is about when asked in the elevator or at cocktail parties. You have to capture your story in two sentences that describe the essence of the story. Develop it early on and make it catchy enough that a reader or agent or publisher wants to know more. You will use this in pitching to agents and editors at writer conferences. It is a very useful tool.
I'm a serious writer, meaning I have a regular daily writing habit, and I'm interested in sharing my work through publication. My favorite literary form is the novel. I write to entertain myself and my readers.