Hello all! I've been working on a fantasy novel for quite some time now. It started very simply and has grown and grown and changed a hundred times. lol I plan to make it into a series, though how many books I want to divide it into hasn't been decided yet. My issue is that I have so many ideas, and I don't entirely know how to map it out. Basically, I have family issues, marriages, backstabbing, murder plots, deaths, rescue missions, and so much more. And I can't decide what to put into what book. In easier terms, I can't figure out where one book should end and the next should start. What makes a good end point to a novel? I initially wanted to put a lot into the first book. But I worried that would be too much conflict in one novel. So then I thought of ending the first book with a death and make the next book a rescue mission. But if I do it that way, the first book will be pretty boring. So how do you split up your plot and still keep each book exciting and interesting? How much conflict is too much conflict? What do you think?