12 August 2010 - 10:32 am

Plot burp

I have reached a strange place in the Starwalker plot. One saboteur has been caught, but there are suspicions that she was not working alone. The extent of the scheme hasn’t yet been uncovered.

This has led me into a bit of a quandry. On the one hand, I want to get the whole sabotage/betrayal issue sorted out, tied off, and kicked smartly off-screen. I don’t want to draw it out so long that my readers get sick of it and want it done already. On the other hand, if I do it too quickly, I might wind up missing out on some opportunities.

What I really need to do is dig out my original planning pinboard and see what the next phase is due to be. It it still in the garage after my house move, safe from damage and kittens who like to steal pins (I wish I was kidding about that). I’m juggling so many plot elements right now that I think I need to revisit the whole plan, see what shape it needs to take and how I might get to some of those places.

I’m almost to the mid-place of my original plan, and it is over 85,000 words now! I’d like to tie this off in a way that is both satisfying and moves on to the next phase of the story.

Challenges, challenges. Looks like I’m going to be busy replotting things this weekend, and possibly rewriting the post I’ve got ready to go up next.

Can’t wait to get going with it.

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