I'm still not sure I ‘have it’ but my Excite synopsis is coming along. As I finished it, I was surprised at the rather huge realization I had about my own book. Sure I was super pleased to get good feedback from betas about character arc and pacing. But I drafted this one as I pants-ed my way through NaNoWriMo a few years back. At the time I wasn't thinking about any of that.
In edits I did make sure each POV character had a distinct voice and showed change, but I didn't realize HOW MUCH change from my MC until I wrote the last line of my synopsis. Now that I finally saw it I realize that it is what people have been responding too. *head desk*
I guess it's good to surprise yourself, and I guess it's good that I got there without thinking too hard. But I wish I could say ‘of course, I had it all worked out from the beginning.’ That is probably why I am a pants-er through and through. It all worked out in the end on this one, I just wish I could have gotten my muse to tell my brain about this wonderful revelation a bit sooner.