Saturday, October 6, 2012

Up Against The Wall

Up against the wall and nowhere to go except around or through it. 

Recently, I completed my first novel, Birds Like Us, The Pi Phillecroix Story.  I thought that writing 70,000 plus words over ten years was the hard part and then I learned that I a synopsis would be required by some literary agents for submission. Agh...Really? Must I? Come on! Yes, I do if, I want my work to be seriously considered. 

Different agents require different lengths of the synopsis but in general the less the better. I can't imagine how many submissions that agents receive but I'm sure it's a lot and that they truly are looking for their next hot writer that they and only they will represent.

Writing a synopsis, as the experts say, doesn't have to be difficult but it does take time to construct. I've been putting it off for several weeks now and capitulated today when that wall just would not budge. It's actually coming along nicely after I made the commitment to start. Funny, all it took was a commitment to myself to just start and as Jackie Gleason said, "And away we go!"