Hi all, I've never sat down and plotted a book before. I have this idea that there's a snow storm and Ashley rushes out to save a dog. Her parents go to save her and her mother ends up getting blown away. Her father blames her for her Mothers' death, and makes this known whenever possible. He goes to jail overnight for hitting a reporter, pushes her away, starts drinking (and almost hits his daughter). It's at that point he starts to realize the dangerous path he's on. But he refuses to seek help. Eventually his daughter runs away from home, and around this time he has a flashback of a conversation with his wife (when she was his girlfriend) and it makes him realize how he's treating his daughter. He also didn't know she'd already left the day before. So now she doesn't want to talk to him, and he's attempting to make contact. Currently I have about 1700 words, can probably get to 3-5k by the time the daughter runs away from home. What do you think? Is this compelling? Do you think it's got enough to be at least a novella? And also, do you have any ideas on how I could expand on it? Thanks!