Sunday, 28 December 2008

28.12.08 Synopsis

Struggling today. I managed to get to the end of my novel, Yay!!! But now I'm trying to write my synopsis. It seems such an enormous task, summarizing 414,000 words into a few pages.
I've started with a framework of chapters and scene headings and then I'm filling in a few lines about each scene. Yes, I know it would have been so much easier if I'd done this at the start, but please bear in mind I started this about three years ago and I've learned an awful lot since then! not least a bit about planning.
It would also have been a bit easier if I'd picked a smaller canvas - the Wars of the Roses is massive -and I'm only writing about 1469-1471! Still that gives me a lot of scope for a sequel - and a prequel too!!! Actually I think that's part of the problem; because I've made it to the end, part of my brain has decided it wants to think about the next book (I blame Will Hastings), so focusing back at the beginning again is proving really difficult. I'll let you know how I get on!


E Challinor said...

Your idea about a scene by scene sentence sounds sensible - good luck with it. Can I see it when you have finished.

Su_H said...

Of course you can! :-)

Gracie said...

Good luck and keep positive. Just think you are nearly there. You are going to be the first one of the group to have a published novel.

Go girl!!

Luv Gracie