What a bleedin’ day. For those who have had to etch out a synopsis, I think only you can sympathise with my situation. I am allotted 500 to 1,000 words for the 2017 CWA Debut Dagger Award. I have no problem waffling on; that’s how I find it easy to flesh out novels. It’s the ‘unwaffling’ I have a problem with – as we all do, paring down my 105,000 to a minor precis.
I’ve got the bare bones done, and have given it a ‘once over’. Now I’m up to the tried and trusted ‘leave-it-for-the-night-and-look-at-it-tomorrow routine. I have two threads of back story running through this one, so it becomes increasingly difficult to slash out the irrelevant. WTF? If it was ‘irrelevant’ it wouldn’t be there in the first place!!
So, I am not really seeking advice, for unless someone has read the MS, none can be offered. I just want to have a small rant that will be easily understood by many who have experienced the same predicament.