So, right now, I’m working on the ‘getting an agent’ part of this whole author thing. And I’ll be honest: this synopsis is kicking my ass. As a result, I’m procrastinating and that’s never a good thing.
The problem is I feel like there’s so much needed to be said in this summary and yet, I should do it in the shortest way possible and that’s not enough! Alongside this issue, my support people haven’t finished the first draft of the novel and so I can’t ask them if the synopsis is ample. What to do…what to do…
Number one rule about synopsis writing, I find, is not to ramble. But that is certainly easier said than done. Number two is to sound exciting. And that seems like it would be easy, but alas! it’s not because honestly, I can’t tell if what makes me excited will make my reader excited. There’s just so much to consider! And there’s many more rules to this whole ordeal so, sometimes I feel a little overwhelmed.
The only good thing about this is I have time. And that’s wonderful. I also have the query letter itself done. In fact, I could modify it and have it sent out already (thinking about it, I probably should do that). But really, I’d like a synopsis prepared just in case.
I feel like perhaps this is my subconscious’s way of telling me to chill out so as not to rush into disappointment. I know I’m in for a lot of disappointment but procrastinating only makes the anticipation worse so I’m not sure why I’m doing it. I suppose I’ll just suck it up and get it done.