Hello, gentle readers!
I must admit, at this moment, my brain is…not functioning the way it should be. Why, you ask? Well, I finished writing Wife for Hire’s first draft. It’s going through critique right now then it’s off to my beta readers. This is the good news and yes, I’m doing a happy dance (seems Wife for Hire took longer to write than I thought should be necessary, but that’s neither here nor there).
So, what has my brain rebelling? The synopsis…or, as I like to call it, the DREADED synopsis. And it’s beating me up. Why I waited until the story was finished before I started it, I don’t know. Past experience has taught me that it’s better, for me at least, to write the synopsis when I’m about three chapters into the story. This, however, is sometimes difficult because I don’t exactly write one chapter after another. I write the scenes as they come to me then puzzle it all together. Strange process, but it works for me. Other writers, I’m sure, would find this process of mine utterly crazy. Who writes Chapter One then goes off and writes Chapter Ten or even the Epilogue?
Anyway, back to the synopsis. Have I pulled my hair out, struggling over what to put in and what to leave out? That would be a yes. Have I cried because the words are stuck in my head and won’t come out? Well, not exactly, but I have ranted at my computer. Have I gone back into the story and pulled out the relevant points I want to make? Yes, I have…but here’s the problem with that...I get caught up reading and before I know it, twenty minutes have flown by and I’ve read much, much more than I intended.
It’s almost done though, which is more than I could say a couple days ago when I was staring at that blinking cursor!
Once completed to my satisfaction, it’s on to Wife Wanted, which is Gabe’s story, and yes, Gabe and his love interest are already talking to me. One thing’s for certain though…I will not wait until the end to write the synopsis. Lesson learned. I hope.
Until next time, remember to spread kindness wherever you go.