I was surfing writing blogs a couple days ago and came across this website about how to write a 1-page synopsis:
I was so inspired I went and reworked my synopsis afterward, and it already looks way better. I don't know that anything has been more challenging to me than working on the synopsis.
I live for subtext, and yet a synopsis has to be more or less devoid of it: just the facts, and if you can squeeze in a little bit of character then you've gone above and beyond. It's so hard, because you want to explain the why, but a synopsis is truly about what happened.
I feel much better knowing I'm not the only person who struggles with synopses.
They're still a pain, though.