Hi all, I have the story in my head (I wrote a rubbish draft a few years back). I quite like it, I enjoyed reading it as well as writing it. It would need A LOT of work to make it even close to being suitable for sending off. One of the main problems I find is filling in the gaps between the exciting events. I tried to have a few major events, with smaller ones in between those to keep things going, but what about between those? Most of the daft I wrote had lots of little disjoined events in it that could easily have been cut out and knocked the word count down from 140000 to 100000 or less! How does one keep the story going when its not all excitement and adventure? (Its a fantasy novel). I am just looking for some tips. I thought character development, letting the reader get to know them, but can this really continue throughout the whole book?!