So I sit down to write the damn thing. And it seems like a decent start, only what I'm writing is a bit different from my actual manuscript. So I fight the urge, but keeping typing the wrong stuff. Then I think to myself, I kinda like this better.
Is there a way to make it work?
No dumbass. Your story doesn't open like that. Why are you synopsizing what you didn't write?
Well, what if it did?
Then you'd have a better story to sell. But you don't. Because you didn't.
Well maybe I will?
But you're supposed to be synopsiszing. And querying. Because you found an agent you know is going to want a synopsis. Don't waste your time.
Isn't it a waste of time to submit a query when my beginning isn't as strong as it could be?
I suppose. I mean, you're only talking one chapter, right?
Probably. Maybe two.
And then you can hitch it up to the rest, so it seems all natural-like?
Yeeaahhh...unless...even now I'm changing it some more.
Great! Here comes another frakking re-write.