I really hate synopses. They suck. I know most people hate them too but honestly, as a complete pantster who has only just starting doing the synopsis before writing the novel, I am useless at them. Am trying to do synopses for the Great Beginnings contest, for the two stories I’m going to be entering, and it’s hard going. I keep thinking that perhaps I’m over-complicating my conflicts…or something. Whatever, I spent a whole day on one yesterday and came out with nothing but irritation. Now, if I’m not happy with the conflict, and yet people who have read it can’t see a problem, is there in fact a problem? Or is it just me being too anal? Argh, now you see, right here is where I need an editor!
And speaking of which, no, no word. My best friend and very first ever CP is due with her first baby in a week or two, and I find it very weird that we’re both waiting for much dreamed about, longed for news, in more or less the same time-frame. I’m really hoping my baby-news will be as good as hers – if you know what I mean! It would certainly make my year. Oh well, I’m preparing myself if it’s not good news for me though. I have another full ms to fire off to them plus another two that are nearly there. One of them should get through and if they don’t, I shall take myself to my poor writer’s garret, dose myself up with laudanum and very bad red wine, and write copious amounts of bad poetry. That’ll teach them. 🙂