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20 October 2008 @ 03:19 pm
Why in the hell do I write such complicated plots? You know what I'd love to read? The synopsis to one of George RR Martin's books. Or Scott Lynch's. Or any Big Fat Fantasy novel. Because I'm sure those would make me feel so much better about mine.

In the meantime, I'm over here with my tongue between my teeth, trying to ruthlessly decide what's important to go into the synopsis, and what's not. Because all of those subplots and storylines start converging in the last half of the book, and everything is tied together. So what the hell do I say when I have to leave half of them out because they're not the "main story"??

*hates synopsis writing*

I'll just be over here, cursing and whining and trying not to scream in sheer frustration.

Current Mood: frustratedfrustrated
L.A.frenchroast on October 21st, 2008 05:16 am (UTC)
I know nothing about synopsis writing whatsoever, but maybe if you wrote a synopsis for the main plot, and then mini synopses for the subplots, you could weave the mini ones into the main one? It might help you decide what the most important parts of the subplots are, so you know what you need to include for the main plot to sound complete and cohesive?