Um, yeah, not so much.
When I submitted my edited manuscript to Jamie, she came back with, "I just need a query and the synopsis." And I was like, "Wait, what?!!!" I thought that was sooooo behind me.
I had no idea agents used queries and synopses during the submission process! Yet again I was in query/synopsis Hell. I fumbled. I distracted myself with Twitter and Facebook. I wrote waaaaay too much. Then deleted waaaaay too much. Ate waaaaay too much chocolate. But I got them done in a stumbling, bumbling sort of way.
Until... My AMAZINGLY WONDERFUL critique partner sent me this link:
I just wrote a not-so-bad (let's be real, it's helpful not magic) synopsis in an hour and a half!!!
The lesson? Query/synopsis writing doesn't end when you get an agent. Copy and paste that link to your forehead.
Anyone else have any synopsis or query nuggets of gold to share?
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