Earlier last week I posted a snippet of my WIP Woven. It’s a historical fiction novel that spans multiple centuries all in one English Manor. It’s by far the most developed of all my WIPs and one that I’m proud to say, was written during NaNoWriMo last November.
But Woven isn’t the only novel I’m working on. Last December I unwittingly embarked on a epic fantasy series (and I use the word Epic as it’s the first fantasy I’ve ever written) that includes scores of characters, invented realms, good vs evil and other creations from my twisted mind. There’s just one thing it doesn’t have.
When I started writing this fantasy novel I had no clue what I was in for. In my post Padded White Walls for One I mentioned how Eudora strutted her way into my mind and started telling her story – mid way through what would be book 2. Good grief!
But now that we’ve sorted out that little hiccup I’ve been plugging away at capturing the BEGINNING of her tale. It’s been a wonderful journey so far and though I love stepping into her life, one thing troubles me….the plot.
Or should I say the Swiss cheese that passes as a plot. Yes my friends, I’m plagued with holes. The general idea is there, it’s just that I’m missing the point. Kind of a big hole right? I know it’s there, it’s at the tip of my brain just stretched out past my grasp.
So I’m re-reading my notes, stepping back to that original drawing board and spending more time thinking. It seemed to work for Woven, why not Eudora?
How do you deal with plot holes?