When I set out on the journey to write a synopsis, I did what anyone would do. I did some heavy duty research. I found website upon website, all giving the magical equation as to how to write a killer synopsis. Let me tell you this, all it did was confuse the bajebuz out of me.
Finally, I decided I was over thinking the whole process. When pitching a new story idea to my fan fic beta, I’d write out what I saw happening from beginning to end. It was that logic I used to create my synopsis. And it worked! All of the stress I had regarding writing a brief to-do about my book disappeared. Because I pretended I was writing to a trusted friend, (mind you I used better grammar than I would with my beta and I proofed the heck out of the darn thing) all of my anxiety evaporated. Once I was comfortable in my own skin again, I was able to create a synopsis I was proud of.
So, I’ve said all of that to basically say this…do what is comfortable for you. Don’t freak out. Just relax and let your words flow. You’re a writer after all, and writers write. It’s that simple.