September 24th, 2007

eyes_derek

Fear vs. Fun

Post-novel ennui equals fear in my limited experience. Such is the life when you're for your own benefit. Rather than letting the muse succumb, I boiled my four-page synopsis down to one to meet the submission requirements of an agency I plan to query.

Act rather than react.

Now, taking four tight pages and turning them into one tighter page probably isn't anyone's idea of fun, but it was better than the alternative -- and instructive. Nuance? Think bare essentials.