There is a loathsome term in the writer's vocabulary. It is "synopsis." Sometimes called the "dreaded synopsis." In fact, it is the loathsome and feared synopsis.
It's only a summary of the story. The highlights. Written in present tense. Easy, right? *snort*
I have synopsis envy. That deep jealousy that stems from other authors who can whip those babies right out. Because me? Not so much. Okay. Not really at all. It takes a lot of work for me to sit down and condense my story. I would rather write non-stop for eight hours. Eight days. Eight weeks.
I'm afraid I'll forget something. Or turn the agent off. Or completely screw something up.
That's what I'm working on today. And finishing this weekend.
For me...it is just...So. Damn. Hard.
Wish me luck.
8 months ago