Okay, maybe hate is too strong a word, but I strongly dislike writing synopses.
I like the exercise of getting my story down, but me being me, I usually end up at about 15-20 single spaced pages. Which is, um, a little too long. And then you have to enter The Cutting Zone.
If it were just for me ... a narrative roadmap ... I'd be a happy camper. But this sucker's a marketing tool and needs to rock.
And so I end up spending geegobs of time on it. Time I wish was writing a book!
Alas, that is the way of things.
And today, I'm giving a workshop on writing synopses. The good thing about that: Every time I give this talk, I learn a little bit more about my own process and how to write a kick-ass synopsis.