Today, I wrote a grand total of 389 words, and they were incredibly hard to write. Not because I didn’t have enough words, but because I had too many.
I am currently trying to write a synopsis of my novel, Watching, for a competition … the deadline being midnight tomorrow. The synopsis must be 500 words long, so I’m faced with the problem of summarising the plot, characterisation, and general themes of an 86,000 word novel in 1/172th of its length. Ouch!
So far I have done 389 words of it. Unfortunately, I’m only halfway through the plot. I’ll let you know how it goes when I have finished, and have polished up the first 5,000 words, since they’re being submitted too. Gosh, this whole submitting thing is stressful, isn’t it?
Have you written a synopsis and if so, was it hard, or did you know exactly what you were doing?