The first draft of my terrible, horrible, no good very bad synopsis is finished! As bad as it is, this is cause for a cerebration. 😀 It’s taken me foooorevveeeeer to complete the first draft because it’s stinking hard as heck to condense a 94,000 word novel into a 1500 word synopsis. Which, by the way I haven’t even done yet. The first draft clocks in at 2, 154 words.
Great. All of my stellar research ie googling has learned me that a successful synopsis should be 1500-1600 words. Thanks google.
So, I need to trim approximately 500ish words from this monstrosity of a synopsis. Also, it’s pretty bad. I affectionately refer to the first draft of my manuscript as my brain vomit. It’s pretty bad in places, stream of consciousness writing, typos galore and enough grammar mistakes that it’s a little embarrassing. But over, all…it’s not terrible, it’s certainly not horrible and I would never call it no good or very bad.
Not like the drivel that is my synopsis.
This is going to take a lot of work to make it presentable. So, I guess I will stop complaining about it, and start fixing it.
But first back to google for more learning on how to turn dross to gold!