My plea for good luck wishes appears to have worked. I managed to get my synopsis down to 689 words! That’s the lowest word count I’ve managed, thanks to lots of help from Scribophile members’ critiques. I think things are at long last clicking into their final places when it comes to Tapper. The query letter is the right length and has the right info (I hope), the synopsis is shorter and better, and the book itself is just about as polished as I can get it (it’ll never be absolutely perfect, but that’s the nature of the beast).
Time to start sending out queries, I do believe!