Just in case you're an unpublished writer who thinks that selling a book automatically makes everything you do easier, let me quickly set you straight.
Writing a synopsis still sucks. In fact, it probably sucks even more than it did before. Because now I'm supposed to present a coherent, detailed narrative of a book that isn't even finished yet, and make it sound like something my editor will actually want to buy.
However, griping aside, I did finish the first, very rough draft of my synopsis for DEADLY ILLUSION, aka "The Forbidden to be Named Later." The partial (first three chapters, for the uninitiated) has been ready for a long time. I swear, it's taken me longer to write the synopsis than it did to write those first 46 pages.
At least I'm still on course to send out the proposal ahead of my Sept. 29th deadline, so that's a plus.