Who here has ever written a book report?
And who can say in all honesty that they really enjoyed writing said report?
That's what I thought. Writing a synopsis is like writing a book report back in third grade. My favorite part of writing my book report on Ronald Reagan for Mrs. Neale's class? I got to draw his picture and bring in Jelly Bellies because they were his favorite candy. Since I don't write children's books there's no drawings and I don't know what an agent would do if I sent candy with a partial and synopsis.
I need to accomplish two things while this manuscript is curing. First, write a killer query. I think I have that. Second, write a jaw-dropping synopsis. I've got the first draft and started polishing, but it's not fun. It's not creative and I'm just not seeing the challenge in it.
I could test myself with the query, make it into a game. Just how does one sum up a novel in a one sentence hook? It took me a while, but I did it. But a synopsis? How do you make that fun? I know I need to interject voice, but I'm still not digging this part of the process.
Come on guys! Help a girl out here!