What a marathon it has been these last 24 hours! But it’s finished once again. I am going to proceed with a bit more caution than I did last time because I had many surprises with this round. I don’t remember my word count exactly before but it has come in at 54, 312. I’m using this as a lesson!
A first edit is not the final edit! I think this round has added more guts!
I have played around with a synopsis today because I went in search of Twitter Pitch Days but there’s nothing until September. It was a good exercise though because it forced me to think about it.
Here’s what I have come up with so far…
Haven and her family have just moved to a small village to turn an old boarding house into the B&B of their dreams with Haven’s help. During clean-up they discover letters, a diary, diamond rings and a shell casing, all of which link to the village’s 1947 murder-suicide. Haven meets Ethan who steals her heart, something she thought was impossible. She also discovers something she loves spring-boarding her into a new career, makes new friends and finds the truth, more than 70 years later.
It is, by far, nowhere close to sounding the way I want it but it’s the short-short version. I can’t believe I can’t even write a synopsis… I think it will have to be longer. Lastly I also have to come up with a title and you know how I hate that process!
Any suggestions are always welcome!
I think I’m going to go enjoy some sunshine for a short while and see if I can get rid of this headache!