Edit: After my writer friend, Johanna Copeland Garth , author of "Losing Beauty" read my post and brought up a very valid point, I chose to add her comment (from below) in the body of this post--so that it is not missed.
"This is good but I'm confused. Is it a pitch or a synopsis? I thought a synopsis was supposed to be longer...off to Mike's blog to answer my question myself."
Yep...inclined to agree with her. A little plug here: Check out Johanna's blog filled with her wonderful musings on the writer's life....
I do find the method Mike employs to be incredibly simple and easy to do--whether writing a pitch, or a short synopsis. And right now I am having a lot of fun with it--and while doing so, learning and growing as a writer.
If you know anything about my first book, you know how I have struggled trying to write a synopsis and a pitch for such a complex story. And to try to keep it short? Exceedingly difficult--had thus far escaped me.
In less than ten minutes, here is the unpolished version--using Mike's trick...
"Called insane by everyone who knows her—and even most who don’t, Marissa Kradle is trying to find her sanity. Diagnosed delusional, she struggles accepting that her dreams are not really memories. But her dreams refuse to let her go--trying night after night to convince her that she did travel across the stars--she did fall in love and take a mate there--and that her dreams are the answer to her missing child and two years of her life for which she cannot account. Finding her missing memories, and getting a firm hold on reality is what she seeks--but will the truth of her dreams change her reality forever?"
Be gentle. This was written in a few minutes, and is unpolished. And please, check out Mike's blog. :-)