It isn’t the writing that scares a writer…okay…I totally just lied. But it really isn’t the scariest part. We THINK it is until we have to write a synopsis or query. It’s kinda like going to college for the first time, being scared out of your mind…then graduating, going out into the real world and running back to campus screaming like a child on the first day of preschool- “I wanna stay home with you!!”
Crushing a 200+ page novel into… “omg are you kidding??”… “nope.” one paragraph is horrifying at best. Ooh! And then there is the always formidable “story line pitch” that needs to be twenty five words or less…yeah…novel is not lookin’ so scary anymore.
Writer’s Market comes to save us. Check out this helpful and NOT terrifying article.