Friday, June 27, 2008

It's Friday Already?

Really? This week simply flew by and I didn't get hardly any of the work done I wanted to.

I did however something else. I ran a quarter mile, yesterday. Yep. All the way around the track. Then I walked a quarter, then ran, then walked, then ran again! Just call me Flo Jo. So it looks as if I actually can run and it won't kill me. Though, it would be a bit of a stretch to call what I do running. More like a very slow jog.... honestly, conserving my energy is the only way I got around. HA!

Today is synopsis day. I sent one of my CP's the worst synopsis in the world and I am working on another really super duper bad synopsis. Sometimes I just HATE them. How come sometimes they just seem to flow and other times they don't? I wanna know. And then you get different advice from everyone you show it too... You need more of the emotional journey, clarify this so the reader understands it, cut this because it's not needed, it's too long, it's too short, this isn't your voice, this is your voice...

WTF?

And for those who have looked at my synopses and give feedback, this is not a slam! It is just a wee vent in the frustration I feel in writing the damn things.

(taking a deep breath.) Anyway, writing a synopsis and finishing is an article is my hope for the weekend. How about you?

4 comments:

Amy said...

Hey, Teri! I'm working on a synopsis today, too! I had a rough one when I started this book, and now that the proposal is just about ready, it's time to polish up the synopsis (aka, take out all notes to self and make it SING).

Good luck with your synopsis. Have a wonderful Friday and stay cool.

keri mikulski :) said...

Ewww.. I hate synopsising. :) Working on an assigned article and writing the first draft of SCREWBALL 2.

BTW - I'm enjoying a delicious chocolate right now! Thanks bunches. :)

Barrie said...

You know what I've started doing (and it's very painful)? Writing a detailed (chapter by chapter) outline of a book. It worked really well for the last book. A nice side effect--the synopsis was a piece of cake after that! Good luck!

Sara Hantz said...

Wow... I'm seriously impressed with your jogging..... everytime I run my daughter tells me to stop because it's embarrassing, lol!