I would like to begin this post by congratulating Priscilla Shay for completing Willful Wisdom! After two long years she has finally finished this intriguing story of passion, murder, mystery, and spies! I am so happy for her, especially as she is a fellow Historical Romance writer. Now she will start revising this work so she might publish it one day. To keep track of her progress you should check out her blog here.
As for my progress, S.J.Maas and I have finally reached a consensus that my query letter is ready to send out, but just in case, she recommended that I send a copy to Alexandra, another great query letter writer. Now we’re working on my synopsis–basically I need to sum up my 90,000 word story into two pages. I sent Sarah a draft but she asked for a rewrite. And rightly so! I had no idea what I was writing until I read her critiques. She suggested this:
“….make it more about the plot, and less about the characters. Right now, I have no idea what happens in the story. It might help to make an outline of the plot arc of the story, bulletpointing all the key events, and then go in and write the synopsis again.”
I’ve rewritten the synopsis but plan to hang onto it for a few more days and see if I can make some improvements.
Countdown to Querying: 20 days
As I said before, readers, keep me accountable.