Yesterday, my best friend Anna Adams (http://www.annaadams.net/) saved my life. Oh, not just because she came up with the admittedly brilliant idea of getting a hotel near the hospital, but because today I had a synopsis due for my next Harlequin Romantic Suspense book. As of yesterday morning, I had the character's names and some of their backstory and that was it.
Yesterday I wrote 3000 (give or take) words - an entire synopsis. When I was a little more than halfway done, I emailed it to Anna to take a look and help brainstorm. When she and I get together and brainstorm, we are damn near brilliant, I tell you! She read it, sent it back with questions and corrections and then ensued a flurry of emails. I wrote, rewrote, changed the hero's name and situation, and then late in the day I sent it to her. I then powered off my computer and went to meet my brother and his wife for beer and food. (that was fun too - but I drank too much beer and now have a nagging headache)
This morning when I opened my email, she'd emailed the final version back to me (at 1:08 am or something!). I went through it yet again, made corrections and changes, and emailed it off to my editor, who has already sent me a note letting me know she's received it. Yay!
One more task tackled. And honestly, I could not have done it without Anna's help. So Anna, this is a BIG thank you. Because you went way above and beyond. I sure miss our brainstorming sessions at the local Starbucks!