I’ve got some good news and some bad news. (Don’t you just love it when people start a conversation this way?)
The good news is that one of the agents who asked for a partial would like to see more!
The bad news is- she wants a synopsis .
Duh duh duuuuuuh!
(I find the creepy title image above really does it justice)
Now, whereas the query letter is pretty much mandatory- like a triple bypass for someone with clotted arteries. The synopsis, for me, is more like having your wisdom teeth pulled- don’t do it unless it’s absolutely necessary.
Not only is it painful and time consuming, but most agents don’t require one for submission now a days, so why put yourself through the torture unless you must?
Needless to say, my synopsis is a four page pile of suckage under the weight of which I am slowly drowning.
So today, instead of my normal ‘living in France’ post, I’m going to pray to the writing Gods to help me turn my synopsis into something that won’t make an agent want to rethink asking for more.
I may or may not make it out with all limbs intact.
Have a great weekend everyone!