After hours and hours that add up to days and days that add up to many weeks of work over the last six months, I have finally completed the manuscript of my book. Lovingly and diligently, I have edited, re-edited, re-edited then re-edited until I have a piece of work that feels authentic to my story and my voice. It is something I am proud of.
There is one more step to complete before I can send it out to publishers. Having researched potential publishers and their submission requirements, they have one thing in common: they want a synopsis, a summary of the book in as little as 300 words.
How on earth do I summarise 90,000 words into 300?
I have a habit of putting things in the “too-hard” basket and so began a period of what I call, synopsination - procrastinating on writing a synopsis.
So why was I synopsinating and how was I going to move through it?Read More