OH. MY. GOODNESS. was it hard.
Boiling down a 50,000-word novel into one or two pages is seemingly impossible. It is, of course, possible in reality, but it’s wicked hard. In fact, writing that synopsis is the hardest thing I’ve done so far in regards to The Ribbon. I kid you not.
Luckily, I found this excellent article on writing a synopsis. Susan Dennard is a genius and I love her. I didn’t follow her advice exactly, but it definitely helped get me going. I’m sure as I continue to work on The Ribbon, I’ll go back and change my synopsis, but for now, it’s good to go.