Julie Weathers

Days of Whine and Roses

Well, I was really good and posted some humorous things to even out the whining. Guess what that means, boys and girls?

Time for more whining.

Synopses should be considered a form of cruel and unusual punishment.

Seriously. I custom built my kitchen cabinets, complete with metal inserts in the doors for the punched tin pie safe effect, with less stress than this synopsis.

How the heck hard can it be to write 750-1,000 words?

I tried to take a nap this afternoon; neighbors partied until 3:00 a.m. and I had to be up at 5:00 to go to work. I doze off and have a nightmare about the synopsis in which I finally give up and just feed the manuscript to a bon fire.

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  1. That sounds like a pretty good dream to me!

    I feel your pain though; I’ve finally got one I’m okay with after six or seven (eight or nine?) attempts. Writing a book was easier.

  2. I keep thinking about the comment one agent made, if you can’t write a synopsis that means you can’t write a book either. Hence the desire to just destroy the manuscript.

    However, I pulled out some chapters I liked and reminded myself, it does have potential.

    Back to studying the Snark archives.

  3. And that reminds me, when you edit this thing, I need you to look for clues to a decent title.

  4. Um, should I be laughing at your pain? I shouldn’t be laughing. I’m sorry.

    But yeah, synopses are brutal! Good luck with yours (but stay away from the lighter fluid. 🙂 )

  5. unless it’s to deadline, dinna fret overmuch, lass… it’ll come to you

  6. Um, should I be laughing at your pain? I shouldn’t be laughing. I’m sorry.

    But yeah, synopses are brutal! Good luck with yours (but stay away from the lighter fluid. 🙂 )~

    *Cries harder*

    You’re, sob, laughing at me.

    It’s ok. I got so excited about searching for hints about synopses on Books and Writers. I found a workshop and chimed in immediately about joining it.

    Unfortunately, it was two years ago. Forgot I had checked “From the beginning of time” to find information.

  7. unless it’s to deadline, dinna fret overmuch, lass… it’ll come to you~

    Oh, my stars. I think I’m in love. Are you married? Do you have swords, or armor? Nevermind, the accent is enough.

    Yes, it’s deadline. My workshop starts Thursday and I need a synopsis for it.

  8. Will do. I had a hard time naming Tut.

  9. Dancing Horse, my suspense, was originally The Dream Catcher, but after King came out with that, well, nuff said.

    I like Dancing Horses better anyway.

    I like There’s A Moose On The Loose, but someone else got that one also after I gave up on mine.

    My fantasies I’m not having much luck with. Nothing just jumps out at me with Paladin. Perhaps Paladins All, since the women joke they are paladins all even though paladins are very rare and there has never been a woman paladin.

    I don’t know. Not going to worry about it now.

  10. divorced, more’n 10 years… the accent is only partly real, mama was a McIver …no swords/armor at present, nor a kilt, sadly 🙁

    wee bairn are no longer wee, all three in their 20s

    the wolf/ridinghood art i stole from a friend’s blog, cuz i like it, too 😉 lol

    no need for me to reiterate thursday’s tomorrow… but we both also know you’ll have it done by then 🙂

  11. No kilt?!

    We must remedy that.

    no need for me to reiterate thursday’s tomorrow… but we both also know you’ll have it done by then :)~

    Hopefully. I have jsut returned from a going away party and am slightly…relaxed.

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