Synopsis Heck

I’ve been in synopsis heck lately. Today I think I finally wrestled the thing to the ground and have it pinned. I’m trying to write another one, but we’ll see. I have pretty much ZERO ideas. I have a working name for the hero. Well, maybe I have a glimmer of an idea, but I need to tie this one into the previous one somehow. I really need to spend some time with the notebook brainstorming this one.

I’m sure you’ll be shocked if I confess that I LOATHE writing a synopsis. I loathe it even more when it’s a story I haven’t written. For me, my story develops as I write and discover my characters. Therefore, the synopsis I send to my editor prior to a sale will bear little, if any, resemblance to the story I actually turn in. It’s just one of those things a writer at my level has to deal with. With luck, one day I won’t have to write a synopsis in order to sell. But not yet.

So, I have to do some brainstorming on this second story.

And finish checking the galleys for My Forbidden Desire.

I’m feeling kind of overwhelmed. Rats.


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2 Responses to “Synopsis Heck”

  1. Megan Frampton says:

    I am happy to brainstorm with you, Carolyn, whenever you want. also read your synopsis if you want.

    I gotta write a synopsis, too.

    If you’re overwhelmed, just take it one step at a time. Don’t think about the entirety of what you have to do, and you can tick things off as you go.

  2. Carolyn says:

    Thanks for the offers. I may send you the synop.

    Good luck with yours.