A Basic Inability to Write

This synopsis thing is driving me around the bend.

Butt has been out of the chair several times. (For weeks at a time, actually.) I’ve surfed most of the web for inspiration, distraction, whatever. Still zero synopsis written. (Probably in direct relation to how much time I’ve spent surfing the web.) It’s really, really getting up my nose now.

Followed closely by my complete inability to write a query letter that makes me sound like anything other than a blithering idiot and my novel like something that was written by the monkey banging away on a typewriter who DIDN’T manage to crank out Shakespeare’s complete works.


In a vain attempt to cheer myself up and mainline some inspiration, I’ve been surfing sites and blogs of writers who have been having the same trouble as me and found this gem. It’s a blog where aspirants to the Unholy Temple post draft queries and sample chapters and get feedback on them. Granted, the feedback is from other aspirants, not the target audience, but, hey, all feedback is good feedback, as I always say. At least they’re not laboring along in the dark, surfing Cadbury Egg sites for inspiration, distraction, whatever.

So now I have somewhere to test my query and synopsis . . . if I could ever get them written.

Author: ejfrostuk

Writer of sci-fi, urban fantasy and hard romance.

7 thoughts on “A Basic Inability to Write”

  1. Aw, Em. It’s terrible to have a block. Do you have to write a synopsis for your agent? Is it for a new story?

    Much luck with it, nonetheless. Nic.


        1. Yeah, and that’s the most frustrating part! I have written the thing. I know it inside and out. So why should it be so hard to write a couple of pages summarizing it? And yet . . . it is! I can’t say why. It just is! Completely freaking impossible.

          I give up for the night. The boulder has rolled over me. Sisyphus will try again tomorrow.



            1. ROFL. Sex, does indeed, pursue.

              Unfortunately, I think a little more detail is required for a good synopsis. And no, not a little more detail about the sex. ๐Ÿ˜›



              1. Yikes! I KNEW I had that misspelled… Right after I had hit ‘post’… and I was too lazy to do anything about it. ‘blushes’

                And no, not a little more detail about the sex. ๐Ÿ˜›

                But that would be such an INTERESTING synposis…



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s


Literate Kink

Maria E. Monteiro: Having too Much Fun

Writing, Reading & Dancing

Orchard Book Club

Books ripe for the picking.....join me in discussions about my latest & favorite books. Have a book you would like reviewing? Drop me an email at orchardbookclub@yahoo.co.uk

Rosie Amber

Book reviewer and garden enthusiast. Updates from my Hampshire garden. Usually talking about books and plants. People do not forget books or flowers that touch them or excite themโ€”they recommend them.

Notes from the U.K.

Exploring the spidery corners of a culture and the weird stuff that tourist brochures ignore.

The Bookwormery: A Positive Points Blog

Books: reading them, writing them, and using them to balance a wobbly table


Thinking, writing, thinking about writing...

Cathleen Townsend

Faerie Tales and Fantasy Worlds

Evie Gaughan

Author of The Story Collector, The Heirloom & The Mysterious Bakery On Rue De Paris

Dirty Sci-Fi Buddha

Musings and books from a grunty overthinker

Typing With Wet Nails

for the love of romance

Jesse's Studio

Sister Of The Quill

So Many Books, So Little Time

Open a book, Open your mind

Miranda Silver

erotic romance & smut with soul

%d bloggers like this: