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How many versions of your original plot do you have?

Published by BEyre in the blog BEyre's blog. Views: 78

It's barely been a week since I started my adventure into writing my first novel.

What started as a spark of an idea while reading a fan fiction piece has blossomed into a murder mystery novel that is peppered with red herring suspects and clues, witty one-liners, and nods towards individuals and concepts.

Every day, at least twice a day, just out of nowhere, I come up with a plot twist that just adds another layer. This is just snowballing.

As I continue to tweak the plot and sub-plots, I am wondering how much of a bear this will be to find that right balance between the main plot (solving a murder) and the sub-plots (various interactions between main characters, including a love connection), without one overshadowing the other.

Darn it! I need to stop over-analyzing everything from the get-go and just write the story and see what happens! This has been keeping me from going beyond page 2 of my story. :redface:
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