Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.
- Napoleon

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Synopsis Time Again

It's time again for the oh-so necessary evil - the synopsis. (I heard that collective groan.)

Once again, I will be assembling the bones of my story to build a bridge between the book and the agent. Hey, you gotta get from here to there somehow or other. Now that I have the blurb, and the hook, and the general guts of my query letter, I need to finish this last piece of submission materials so I can get RTL in front of the right people.

I know I said I wasn't going to post the gist of the story online, and after a great deal of thought, I'm still not, but maybe the hook will be okay. (As in, won't get me a string of hatemail. I hate hatemail.)

HOOK: When the Right to Life is decided by the government, neither rights nor life are safe.

Anyway, I'd really like to tell y'all about it, but the whole potential of snotty comments leaves me cold. That's part of the reason why I don't discuss 'issues' here on my blog. (I know if this book ever gets published, I won't have any choice, but for now, I do - so I won't.)

So, as I sit here basking in my accomplishments of yesterday and dreading the work ahead, what's on your plate?

1 comment:

JJ said...

Ooh, excellent hook. I like it.