Thursday, January 12, 2006

In Case Y'all Don't Read The Comments...

Anonymous wrote: "I thought Nick's problems would be more psychological."


Sigh. See how hard it is to cram everything into a query letter? Yes, Nick's issues are psychological--they form his internal motivation and conflict. Without giving too much away here (cuz y'all will just have to buy the book, ha ha), Nick's desire to salvage his career is tied in with his internal desire to regain the self-respect he lost when he "let" his best friend/partner walk away with his company. This time, he vows, he's a solo act whose success or failure will be his and his alone. But then...blah, blah, blah, stuff happens...and he finds himself in a position where with Amy's help he's almost guaranteed the job; without her help he's almost gauranteed to lose it. Throw in the fact that his competition is the ex-partner, and he now faces a real dilemma. Does he let Amy help (in order to "beat" the ex-partner)? Or, does he stick to his guns and go it alone?

2 comments:

John said...

So, why don't you say that?

Gina Ardito said...

See what happens when you add too much info? You keep needing more and more to explain. Write It Simply, Honey, and trust your synopsis to answer all the questions.

Luv ya!

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