The synopsis is done. It has been revised so many times it looks nothing like the extremely long chapter by chapter analysis I did at the end of February. Which is probably a good thing, because what I had at the end of February was an extremely long rambling of what went on in the book. Now, the synopsis is a whole page or two pages depending on who the agent is I’m querying. I have to expand it for one agent who wants five pages, but that shouldn’t be too much of a problem.
I must admit that I feel slightly excited, but also slightly bummed. I love writing the synopsis. The idea of taking my big story and turning it in to a quick short story is fun! Really, I love writing, and the synopsis is just writing another story. It’s a blast, especially if you do your homework before you start. Now that it is done, the sadness creeps in. No more editing. No more rewrites. It’s fine just the way it is, and that’s sad because it means I’m putting the synopsis to bed.
Oh well, I get this manuscript accepted by an agent and I can start working on the next synopsis. Because, unlike that horrible query letter I get to write a new synopsis every single book! I have another synopsis waiting for me down the road when I finish polishing up another manuscript. I’ll look forward to that while I send this synopsis off to agents starting in a few weeks.
And since I spent so long polishing this baby you know it’ll catch an agent’s eye. The synopsis is a masterpiece, if I do say so myself. It’ll convince any agent that requests it after reading the query to take a look at the manuscript. And from there we get an agent! Right?