The devil’s in the synopsis

I think this is all of us when there is that ONE thing we absolutely do not want to do. We think about it, talk about it, dream about it, obsess about it, and in the meantime clean the kitchen tiles with a toothbrush. The ultimate form of procrastination is built in our DNA and we are destined to be miserable during this procrastination period. Do we learn from this and just avoid it the next time around? Of course not!

Rebecca Tinnelly

This week has been a week of procrastination. Reading books, cleaning the kitchen floor, wiping the toothbrush stains from the sink, even EVEN doing the ironing. The ironing for goodness sake! All in the name of avoiding the one and only part of writing I do not like. The synopsis.

I have dreamed about it, too. I was in hell, actual hell, and had to write my synopsis. That was it, the entire dream. There were no flames, no devils ripping out my fingernails or lashing me with burning whips. Hell, in my dream, was me sitting on my sofa and being asked to write my synopsis.

There is an awful lot of advice on the internet about how to write one, what you should and should not include, how to format. I got the sense that all these article explaining how to write a synopsis were written by people…

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