Saturday, 3 October 2009

Eye opener

Yesterday I had a bit of an epiphany about lots of things (I realise that you can't have a "bit" of an epiphany because you either have one or you don't but you know what I mean) and one of those things was my book. I think that BTL is a good story and I'm happy with the way that it is written. Okay so it's not Shakespeare but then very little is. When was the last time that you saw any of Bill's work in the the Times best sellers list?
However the synopsis is weak.
During my epiphany I decided that I had to be honest about lots of things and while it would not be appropriate to bare my soul at this time about all the other things I need to be honest about, I can come clean about my writing. I should come clean about the writing, if I don't then what is the point in this blog?
So my admission is that the synopsis is weak. I can see that now.
It'll be something to work on after my break. I doubt I'll get chance to look at it before because I've not packed a thing yet - in fact most if what I want to pack is still in the ironing pile. And I must go shopping so that I can leave food for those that aren't coming with me.
Anyway, first job when I get back - make that synopsis stronger.
See you all in a week or so.


Susie Vereker said...

I think writing a synopsis is extremely difficult. Some books just sound better than others in synopsis. Good luck and thanks for visiting my blog.

Jarmara Falconer said...

Have a great holiday, Colette. I shall look forward to hearing all your news when you return.

I too have been thinking about rewriting my synopsis among other things.

Colette said...

I think you are right Susie. My current synopsis tells what happens but it doesn't make it sound exciting and if an agent/publisher can't get excited and enthusiastic about a project they won't touch it with a barge pole and who can blame them?
I will try to have a great time Jarmara. I don't think it will be hard. I hope to come back re-energised for witing and lots of other stuff.
Good luck with the re-writing.

Lily Sheehan said...

I have to rewrite my as it was written for a competition 2 years ago and so much has changed since then.

Have a great holiday!!!

Olivia Ryan said...

I hope you're having a lovely break. Sympathies re the synopsis - I hate 'em! xx

Colette said...

writing synopsises (synopsi?) suck. Good luck rewriting yours Lily and thanks for the sympathy Olivia. I know you know exactly how it feels.