I had an earlier post, which I have subsequently deleted, which showed the synopsis I sent to Ms. Vater, the literary agent.
It's pretty clear the synopsis she requests is a maximum 250 words, not the 600 I submitted.
Self inflicted nitwittery.
On the bright side, it is forward progress. Not in securing representation by Ms. Vater, but in getting better at this finding an agent process.
The 250 words Ms. Vater seeks, though described as a synopsis, is really more of a query letter.
That 250 word, 1 page query letter seems to absolutely be the standard.
I knew that, by the way. That the query letter should be 1 page.
What I missed, though, was really how to right a good query letter. Every one of those 250 words need to excite the interest of the agent. More inviting, conversational, if you will than a synopsis.
So I am going to work on that query letter idea for a bit now.
1 Day, 16 hours and counting since the synopsis e-winged to Ms. Vater's inbox. No response yet.