I'd rather do anything except write a synopsis! Finding Papa's Shining Star has been through three revisions and a spellcheck and will probably get another run-through before I send it off. But before I can do that, I must write the dreaded synopsis!
Actually, I've begun. I have the title, Synopsis: Finding Papa's Shining Star neatly typed on a blank document. That's it. Nothing else. Unless, of course, you want to consider the word count--71,884--noted for the editor's information.
So how do I condense 494 double-spaced pages into no more than 5 of the same? I did it for Where Is Papa's Shining Star? on which I now have a nice contract. But that was then, and this is now, and I don't even want to think about it!
My weekend goal was to finish the third revision, which I did. I knew, after that was done, it would be synopsis time, but I didn't dwell on it. Did I hope it would just go away? Probably. Did it? Nope.
The deed must be done, there's no other way around it. But hear me. . .
(I'd rather be shot!)