It isn’t entirely unexpected. I’ve deviated off my novel-plan. So much so that what I have written no longer looks anything like my original plan. The end will still work (sort of) but at this moment I’m picking the metaphorical bits of brick from the bridge of my nose.
The points I am trying to connect that are causing me so much grief are the following…
- The companion is being guided to a tower by his dreams, though who is responsible for these dreams is still in the open.
- A companion is betraying the hero because the big-bad of the novel is holding something over her.
- The Big Bad needs the hero’s amulet to cure her father, but the amulet won’t allow itself to be removed from the hero.
- The Big bad doesn’t want the hero to know about her, for some reason that has long since fallen into the ether.
I’ve tried various things but nothing seems to work in my head, and as the betrayal and the dreams push the hero along in various ways, I’m not sure it can all be left to the end.
There is one dead-end that thankfully I can sort out myself. I wrote a certain section where a large building falls down and the strong sunlight is glinting off the windows (i.e. it is midday/afternoon time). A short while later everything has been resolved but they have no leads until the hero sleeps and has another dream, which if it’s the afternoon leaves several hours of either dull talking or wandering about for no reason.
Solution – rewrite it so it’s late evening, simple.
I know I haven’t provided huge swathes of details about the earlier issue, but if you feel like throwing some ideas my way. I’m happy to embellish the details, if you need me to. I’m always open to ideas.
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