Writing the SUCK-nopsis

I’ve been in synopsis hell the last three days. I’m not a synopsis lover to begin with, but this one has been exceptionally hard. Why? Two words.

Paranormal world-building.

Man. I’ve quickly realized that the world I’ve written makes absolutely no sense in synopsis form. I include one thing, then it’s like if I include that, then I really need to include this because that makes no sense without that. It’s maddening, I tell you. Maddening.

I gave up today and just posted what I had to my CP’s. I feel bad for them. It’s a mess of nonsense and I know it, but I can’t find the forest for the trees right now and without their help, I don’t think I’ll be able to. I feel like I have to put in every detail.

When you have a shifter with a special gift that directly causes the inner and outer conflict for both your characters, how in the heck do you get that across without having to take a moment to explain, well the world isn’t built so she has the same gift, yeah she’s part shifter, but you see in my world…blah, blah, blah.

*Pulls hair*

So any advice?


1 comment:

Natasha Moore said...

Ugh! Good luck, Esme! No advice except to only give the info that's absolutely necessary.