Journey of 1000 Miles

A Couple More Inches

How many authors out there have powered through and produced thousands upon thousands of words? Creating worlds upon worlds, character after character is no small task. After all the places I’ve developed, people I concocted and scenarios they’ve encountered I must have filled enough pages to reach from one end of the city to the other.

So, with all of these miles I’ve spanned, a couple more inches of space shouldn’t be too difficult. Well, when it comes down to writing a short synopsis of my book, it sure seems to be. I can write a book yet somehow the back of the jacket is killing me. The same thing occurs with query letters, it’s my Kryptonite.

What do you do in order to get your idea out clearly?

3 thoughts on “A Couple More Inches”

  1. I sometimes think that the act of writing the book is the bulk of the “marathon”. “The End” is the emotional release to a job well done. A synopsis or teaser is the last inch or two before breaking the tape; you’re not really done until it snaps. You have such a focused work ethic that you WILL get it and WILL do it well. If I had written what you’ve accomplished I would be confident in my ability to create that interest. You have every reason to be proud of your work!


  2. I read an agent’s website once that said “your synopsis will be some of the worst writing you’ve ever done. Don’t worry. We get that.” So you are not alone.


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