Why must my prologue (and story) be crappy and filled with plot holes?
I've got the seeds of a good action/adventure story about a deaf Mexican boy/girl who was seperated from his/her parents during the Mexican-American War and he/she wants to reunite with them.
The idea here is that in the prologue, he/she was rescued by American soldiers on a scouting mission and brought back to the US. A few years later, he/she decides to find his/her own family agan...by going back to Mexico.
It's just so stupid. Either I have the story set in Mexico or the US. There's no reason the kid would get on a ship and leave to his/her homecountry....alone. Five years later he/she had left it.
But somehow, my brain insists that it makes perfect, logical sense.
"It's a fictional story!" it says, "Who cares if he/she goes back to Mexico five years later with absolutely no concrete cause? When he/she has absolutely no reason to assume his/her parents are still even alive!"
So a once really cool idea for an action/adventure book boils down into an argument I have with my own creativity, which is stubborned and insists that the clearly plot hole-filled idea is the perfect one.
What do I do? I would really like to write this in some plausible way that makes sense.
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