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Tuesday, May 31, 2005

That Damn Synopsis

Not only is today the last day of May, it's also the last day of the month-long course I was taking with Mary Buckham, Mastering the 1-2 Page Synopsis. It's been a wonderful workshop--Mary's an awesome (and very patient!) instructor--and if you have the opportunity to take this workshop in the future, I highly recommend it.

Unfortunately, I fell way behind in the course (along with everything else pertaining to my writing life), so I didn't get my synopsis done. BUT I have all the lectures and templates saved, and as soon as I finish this crit (it's coming, Eve, I promise!) I'm seriously going to tackle this thing.

It's frustrating to look down at my plate and see that it's not just full, the contents are spilling over off the plate and onto the table. I'm reminded of a line from the movie "Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead" (I'm paraphrasing because I don't remember the exact line): Try not to feel overwhelmed. Just do one thing at a time. That line's about to become my new mantra.

Hope everybody's having a wonderful "day after the holiday"!


  • I haven't even unpacked yet. LOL I couldn't wait to get to my blog and do some writing. Some housewife I am. (shaking head)

    By Blogger Dana, at 6:38 PM  

  • Wait, you mean you're supposed to unpack??? So that's what I did wrong after our Disney trip! *g*

    By Blogger Lynn, at 12:35 PM  

  • Heh. It took me a month to unpack from our Disney trip...

    By Blogger Larissa, at 11:43 AM  

  • Larissa--I'm so glad I'm not the only unpacking-challenged person around!

    By Blogger Lynn, at 3:56 AM  

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