and I am slowly going insane. I would rather walk over broken glass than write a synopsis. But they are essential to sell a book to a publisher or agent. They tell them what the book is about and let them know what to expect.
I posted on the Writers' News Talkback site and other writers have been very helpful with their advice.
Maybe I will master the nightmare that is the synopsis before I tear my hair out.
In the meatime, I have found author Lisa Gardiner's site to be a great help. Visit her Conquering the Dreaded Synopsis series of articles here - http://lisagardner.com/writers-toolbox.