I’ve started to write a synopsis of my novel that I plan to pitch at the SiWC. You need to get down to the heart of your story in order to answer the question “what is your story about?”
Last year at the conference I asked myself that and went into immediate panic mode. For a novel that I had been working on for years and knew the characters like I know my family, I couldn’t believe I didn’t know the answer to this obvious question. Yes, there’s emotional turmoil, a love triangle, betrayal, a broken friendship, etc, but that’s not what my story is about – that’s what happens to the characters in the story.
So, now I am writing a quick synopsis of the all the key points, making sure it flows as the first half of the book is undergoing revisions.
I’ll let you know how it turns out, what I discover about my novel, and how many pages I emerge with. 🙂