Monday, December 13, 2010

Ah, the proposal...

...and the dreaded synopsis. I am in the middle of working on a new proposal right now and I have to admit, I hate writing synopsises.

Or is it synopsi?

Either way, I hate it. With a passion. I do not like to outline, so often I don't know what's going to happen in the book until I'm writing it. I feel like a synopsis is just a big story-killer for me.

Any of you guys feel that way?

I've mentioned this before on this blog. And by the way, I need to apologize for not keeping up with my Monday posts as well as I wish I would. My little Nater Tot seems to suck all the time (and brain cells some days!) out of my days! I'm so sorry!

I have discovered a way to get through the synopsis though. Have you guys ever been SO excited about a book that you can't stop talking about it? And you pretty much ruin it for everyone around you because you spill the whole entire plot?

That is pretty much a synopsis. Write it down, make it about two to five pages long and then try to forget that you already ruined the story for yourself and go back and write it.

Unless you are one of those "outliner" types and enjoy ruining your stories for yourselves.

To which I say: Hey, could you please come write my synopsis for me? :)

Have a great Monday night!

1 comment:

  1. Haha! I just finished a proposal for a new Love Inspired story and my typical 3-4 page synopsis was somehow EIGHT pages this time. Agghh! Not sure what happened!