My story's main plot is the reason I wanted to write the story in the first place. That's fine. However, I felt the need to generate a significant subplot as well. My main plot is rather slow moving. It's a bit intellectual and rarefied. It's a bit boring. My thought was to introduce an interesting subplot onto which I could hang some action and yet at the same time have it mesh with the main plot in a useful way. I had quite a bit of trouble coming up with a subplot that worked, but I think I've got one now. I've been writing scenes related to it and fitting them into the rest of my story. I like how this is going, more or less, but now I'm worried that my subplot is starting to overpower the main plot. I feel like it's becoming dominate and I'm not happy about that. On the other hand in some ways it's nice that my main plot is in the background. The grand themes it addresses seem appropriate as a kind of backdrop to the action of the subplot. At the end of the story the subplot is neatly resolved but the main plot is not. It is left open to invite the reader to reflect on the larger issues I'm trying to address. If it works the story could be good this way, but I am still worried that my main plot is getting eaten up by the subplot and that readers won't understand what the story is really about. I don't know if I have a question in all of this or not. Has anyone else had this problem before? What did you do about it, if anything?