So, why am I dragging my feet on trying to find a publisher?
I have some suspicions that the reason I’m not moving forward on “Velvet” is quite simple. It’s due to the fact that I have to write a synopsis and an outline.
How on earth am I going to condense this novel into a two-page synopsis?
I’ve scoured the web and referred to my many writing books. I see tips and samples, but the images seem to blur when I consider my work. I look at my novel and see a huge pile of white paper with black letters acting out like misbehaving children and taunting me.
“Nah, nah-nah, nah-nah, NAH!”
Maybe walking away from it will make it easier to approach in a week or so. I am exhausted at the amount of time and effort it took to edit the daylights out of it. Four complete edits. Yikes. The thought of doing any more work on it right now makes me cringe.
Oh, the joys of laboring for two years on a novel, only to find yourself stuck and staring in the face of a submission package…
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