OK - I'll admit it - I'm stumped. I'm near crazed. I did the four page synopsis and it was so helpful. It made my last revision cleaner, I cut all the stuff that wasn't story and I'm very happy with the result. The four page synopsis was for the contest I entered March 1st. That was twenty days ago and now I'm six days past my own deadline of getting four packages out to agents. And why, you may well ask? Because I cannot do a one page synopsis which doesn't make my eyes bleed from boredom. I've tried everything. I know I don't have to do it in chronological order - that I don't need to include sub-plots, that I should keep names and places to a minimum BUT GAWD!
Sometimes I'm lying in bed and I think 'by George, I've got it' but when I go to write it down - I'm wrong. I don't have it. I know that I can't get anyone to do it for me. I have to at least have something on the page for someone to riff from BUT I CAN'T do it.
Help. Throw me a line - tell me how the heck you do it - or what worked for you or commiserate with me or something.
There - I stand before you, naked and vulnerable, (not in a good way, Tartlette!) with my hands open and beseeching, the trees soughing, the hens clucking, the earth warming, spring happening and me without my packages done.