If my first full attempt at a novel, Vengeance Will Come, was a ship on which I planned to sail for grand adventures, it’d be fair to say the ol’ girl had some holes. As I’ve previously confessed I didn’t know the motivations of my characters and the truth is some of the plot lines blurred away on the horizon. It was only a matter of time before I was like a drowning man clinging to a piece of flotsam.
While I knew how my plot would end for my main characters, the ending for other important characters was less clear. (Bearing in mind that this was always planned as book 1 of a series).
And if you’ve been watching my progress bar on the left you no doubt would have noticed it hasn’t been moving much lately; partly because of this issue. When you have invested so many hundreds of hours into something and it feels like your dream is sinking, motivation can be difficult.
I am pleased to announce that I have decided where the different character’s destinations should be and what steps I need to get them there. I did the amateur step of re-starting my review back at 0% to incorporate it all, and after a monster weekend of writing, significant progress has been made.
(That’s not to say that I still have some serious concerns about the plot and execution, but being that this is a first book I think it is more important to finish it than to try [unsuccessfully] to make it perfect).