I have a synopsis. Some of you will have read it (for those that haven’t it’s the second page in my blog – look under pages ;p)
I was pretty chuffed with it when I wrote it. And it can’t have been that awful because when I did my original bout of querying (yes with my first draft – oh the shame! *wail*) I got three requests for partials. Which as anyone who has queried will know is damn good! Of course I totally shot myself in the foot by submitting the first version of my manuscript… *sigh* ..
But we all learn from these things! Sure, just thinking of it now makes me cringe but I will never ever make that mistake again *grin*. Now that I’m working on my super intensive 8th rewrite (and the word count has gone from 130k back up to 170k *DOH*) it means that my synopsis is no longer valid.
Now I loved this synopsis when I wrote it. It’s very tongue in cheek. Except now when I read it I have an innate urge to hurl my computer out the window..
It’s not good. Nope, really, really not good. Seriously what were those editors thinking??
I’m going to leave it up till this weekend when I hopefully will be revealing my new look blog site (designed and made fully by moi – so don’t hold me to the release date too tightly… I may be screwing things up) and I’d love to hear really critical opinions on it (the synopsis that is).
You have to be able to back up your statements but be vicious! Have fun and tear it to pieces. Then (hopefully) I’ll put the new one up and we can see what you think.
I’m also thinking I’ll find a few really good ‘how to’ guides on synopsis’s and do a post on it to help those who have yet to tackle one.
Now back to the drawing (writing) board! Talk to you all later *grin*
P.s – I now have my proper domain name! So it’s http://www.damselinadirtydress.com/ – just incase anyone is having trouble getting in : )