Our local RWA group assigned a little bit of homework: write a synopsis by the next meeting (tomorrow at 4). Okay, so, it’s 1:17 a.m. the night before, so I figure it’s about time to get down to it.
(Okay, yes, I did start it before now, but for what’s actually on the page, you may as well say I’m starting it now.)
It’s good practice. I’ve never written a synopsis in my life. I used to run a paragraph pitch by my editors, but they tended to do the email equivalent of patting me on my head. Ya’ know, but sometimes we need the pat on the head.
So I have a few hours tomorrow to shape this blob into something interesting. It’s not like I’ll be paid for it, so it’s not high priority, but ... it’s good practice. And maybe it’ll help shape this blob of a novel I’ve got started.
I know. The Big N shall henceforth be called the Big Blob.
(I must be getting slap-happy-sleepy, because I just laughed at that.)
A good search turns up a bunch of sample synopses from erotic writers and romance writers. But no thrillers. Not a single one.
Anyone see a good, sample thriller synopsis around town?
What I have so far is definitely eye-glazing material. Maybe I can work a miracle tomorrow morning/afternoon. (Speaking of which, I’m off to a writer’s retreat this weekend! Yay! Yay, yay, yay, yay, YAY!)