Synopsis

I mistakenly thought I was *this* close to being ready to start the querying process (other than the two agents mentioned in the previous post), but it seems I have forgotten one teensy little thing. The synopsis. (Cue scary music. Or crickets.) I’ve bookmarked a ton of websites and blog posts about writing the synopsis, but once I got rolling on writing and polishing my query, I just plain forgot the thing.
So…onto the synopsis. It’s basically just a 1-2 page summary of the entire book, right? Shouldn’t be hard at all, wink, wink. I did find a very helpful post about writing synopses on literary agent Carly Watters’s blog. It’s impossible¬†to follow everyone’s advice on everything about the querying process, but her tips for the synopsis was perhaps the clearest and most helpful that I’ve found.

Once I write and polish the synopsis (and have another reader or two read it for me), I think I’ll be set. I’m really happy with my novel, and I truly believe it is as good as I can make it on my own. I’m also happy with the query (and since it got positive responses from two agents, I’m thinking that’s a good sign.) Now, it’s just holding myself back from jumping the gun before that dreaded synopsis shines and is ready to go.

Until next time!

Lauren

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