So the novel word count has sneaked up a tad (a tiny 0.3% of a tad) but I'm pleased to announce that I've written the synopsis. Okay, I've written the first draft of the synopsis which is particularly impressive (to me) because I'm not 100% sure what happens in the book.
Anyway, the synopsis is currently around 934 words which is a page and a half (single spacing) or near enough. Anyone know if that's acceptable? Or whether I should trim it to a page? I researched synopsises (synopsi?) on the interweb last night and apparently they should be a page to two pages long. Maybe two pages is too long for this competition - particularly if they have to read thousands? Okay, have decided. Will try and cut it down to one page.
The good thing about writing the synopsis this early on is that it actually gave me some new ideas for the novel. Two new characters even appeared. Whether they end up having decent parts in the story or if they're just bit players I have no idea. I guess I'll just have to write it to find out.