Monday, April 16, 2007

Heath and writing update...

Mom is home with me and doing well. We know we have a long road ahead of us, but are sure that all will be well. That's how you have to go into a fight, knowing you will win, no matter what kind of fight it is!

Am writing the synopsis from hell so I can get my partial out to the editor who requested it. Not going well. The book is so different from the first synopsis I wrote that it needs a complete overhaul. Hope to finish it today while the kids are at daycare. I still have to finish revamping the first three chapters of LIPS for that editor who requested it.

Need to figure out where I'm at with my nonfiction, too. My to do list is so long, I'm not even going to include it!

Must rush off... live well everyone!

6 comments:

Kerry Blaisdell said...

I'm glad your mom is home with you! Keep us posted on her progress.

As for your synopsis -- LMK if you want feedback or just someone to glance for typos!

Lexi said...

Yes, keep us posted! And don't forget to take care of yourself.

Shannon McKelden said...

Hang in there! Above all, enjoy the time you have with your mom...it's precious!

Shannon

Rachel Vincent said...

I hope you get a break soon, Teri. ;-)

Kristen Painter said...

I'm sorry I haven't posted sooner, but I'll keep your mom in my prayers. (And you. I know you're swamped.)

Best to both of you.

ERiCA said...

Wishing you the best of luck with your synopsis! (And your mom, of course, but I just said that in a comment on a different post.)

My synopses first drafts usually start out with my back-cover-like hook, and then quickly deteriorate into MadLibs-style nonsense.

And then the heroine [does something exciting/provocative] which causes the hero to retaliate by [something incredibly boorish and jerky which we later discover to be heroically motivated] moments before the villain [bursts onto the scene and ruins everything for both the h/h with some sort of devious shenaniganst]. And then [the black moment happens] and then [HEA]. The End.

(Seriously. They all start out that bad, and then I go back and fill in from there. I'm not advising that method... it may just be madness. *g)