Sometimes I think I just put way too much pressure on myself as a writer. I am currently working hard between two novels; one is on the cusp of being my debut while the other is making a strong fresh start in the writing process. I love working on multiple projects and I don’t feel overwhelmed in that aspect. It’s just that I have been focusing on trying to write up a proper synopsis for both Collected and Vini’s Story, and I feel like it’s taking me longer than it should be!
Really I feel like since I know these stories like the back of my hand at this point – it really shouldn’t be that difficult to write up that little book blurb. However it never seems to fail that my brain stares at a blank page unsure where to start when writing this darn thing up for either story! Why does it have to feel so difficult to write a proper synopsis for a story? Not just any story, a story that I myself wrote and am writing?
Part of me thinks I am overthinking this and that’s why it’s become such a challenge. I’m just so tired of giving super brief two to three sentence descriptions on each story. I so badly want to be able to give nice, well written synopsis for potential readers. You know that little blurb that will catch their interest and pull them into wanting to read the actual story written out.
I have to say though; this frustration has me oddly inspired on how to handle blog posts this month. I know in times of a NaNoWriMo event I tend to post a lot more in regards to the project of the month or the event itself. However, I think I may work on some writing development and exercise type posts throughout this month. Not that I don’t intend or plan to share anything NaNo during the month, but I think I may keep it writer focused in a slightly different way this time around.
If you’re a writer, do you struggle with writing out a synopsis? Or do you find them easy? What’s your trick if it’s easy to you? Or do you share my pain here? Ha! Let me know in the comments below!