So, as I am moving forward on my query process of my book “The Oyster King” I have come to realize that I really need a synopsis. Many of the agents I am looking at right now require one with the query letter.
I have bypassed them previously, but I keep getting drawn back to a couple of agents I really want to target but they want the synopsis.
Can I just say I am at a loss!
I think this is harder than writing the entire book.
How do I put a 72,000 word story into a single page synopsis and make it sound interesting and exciting? I don’t want to get my story rejected because I can’t write a synopsis…..
I am a bit stressed.
I have a great book called, Give ‘Em What They Want, which I know is going to be helpful but right now it is just confusing. It is telling me my synopsis should read like a novel but leave out a lot of the story. What do I leave out? What do I keep? I have to decide what is most important. Uggh! It’s all important or it wouldn’t be in the book!
I am about to dig in and see what I can come up with. Wish me luck. And if you see smoke rising from the suburbs of Atlanta, just know it’s my brain exploding!
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