The absolute upper limit for my summary is ten pages. I’m now at seven and just reached the halfway point in the plot.
I’m not sure what to do. I think I’m going to just go as I’ve been until I reach the end, so I at least have a good idea of the major plot points. At this rate, it’ll probably be done in fourteen pages. I’d like to get that down to five if I can. I’m tempted to start a new document and see if I can write a bare bones plot that I’ll have to expand. Considering how much I love brevity in writing, that might get me down to three or four pages. I may still do that if this other way of writing summaries gets tedious.
One of the good things about this detailed process is that by referring to the final draft I get to see how many tiny mistakes I made during the revision: spelling errors, omitted words, etc. I’ve been cleaning them up as I go, though I’m probably going to try going over the thing one last time to make sure I got them all.
The closer I get to finishing this and getting it ready for submission, the more nervous I get.
New goal: finish the summary by Friday. I really want to get this out before the holidays hit.