The ed has let me know that she’ll get to my chapters by the end of the week. Big yays! However, when I let her know that my synopsis is now no longer quite so correct, she requested an updated one. Not so big yays. Was this a stupid move on my part? At the moment, currently wrestling with giving her an updated one, I’m thinking that’s a resounding yes! Sigh.
The main problem is that it seems to be the general consensus that the partial is more important than the synopsis. Naturally the eds want to know you have a decent story but everyone says that eds understand it can change and are a little bit willing to let things go in this area. Maybe I’m wrong but after having my previous synopsis picked to shreds, I can say that some eds pay more attention to synopses than others. And since that appears to be the case here, I need to make sure my synopsis is as good as I can get it – can’t risk her not wanting to see the rest due to doing a crappy job.
Which brings me to my other main problem – I’m not very good at them. A while ago I thought I had the knack – until the ed picked it apart and I realised I didn’t. It’s so annoying. I know the story so well that I keep trying to include every emotional permutation, overcomplicating things, focussing on the wrong reactions, all sorts of irritating stuff. I know what you need to have in them, I’m just so paranoid about not doing a good enough job that I’m probably over compensating. Definitely a huge case of synopsophobia. I’m telling myself that the pain I’m suffering now will be worth it in the long run and that it will only benefit my story, but sadly that’s not much help now.
Anyway, in much happier news, the release date of MaiseyYates‘ fabulous debut book for Presents/Modern is imminent and the Sisters are having a party. So do pop over for some champagne. In fact, if you love ebooks then His Virgin Acquisition will be available on the M&B site from Thursday, a whole month early! Super big yays for Maisey! You rock girl. Want to write my synopsis for me?? 🙂