A couple weeks ago I wrote about my panic over
characters revealing themselves.
Wise writer-friends weighed in on how they enjoy this aspect
of novel-writing because it means (among other things) that
my characters are still speaking to me,
and that I’m getting to know them just as I get to know people in real life,
and that I should bask in those little revelations because they add an element of surprise to the process.
Such wise friends.
I’m now hip to (and content with) the character revelation thing,
but am now wondering how you all feel about plot points revealing themselves.
What I’m struggling with is that I have basic plot points figured out,
but I have to keep tweaking and tweaking to fine-tune them.
Do you all have this issue with plotting?
(I’m not even sure if I’m making sense here so will try one last description):
It’s as if I know the plot points but it turns out that’s not enough to write this draft;
I have to keep rethinking/reworking the plot points to get where the story wants/needs to go.
I was making such headway but in the last couple days have gotten bogged down
in figuring out what I thought was already figured out!
Anyone have insights?