How strange. My synopsis is 747 words longer than it should be. This is the first time I've written something to word count, and spilled so far over the limit.
The good thing is, the novel now has a shape in actual words sitting somewhere outside of my fragile head, and whatver can be projected by reading the 60-odd pages I've already written. I might have to rewrite some of what I already have to properly set things up for later on, but there's enough serviceable material to make up the two sample chapters.
Also while the second narrative thread fits nicely into the ending, it looks as if it is the weakest of the three at present. Hrmmm.
I have a working title. I will not reveal it yet.
Lastly, even if this contest doesn't work out I'm more confident than ever that sometime later this year I will have something that if thrown around at publishers will eventually stick.