It's that time again folks. I've run into a road block for Amos, my Colonial detective. I set up a timeframe of fourteen books (a year per book) and during the series, big things happen. This is the timeline: Book #1 (1770)= Series begins. Amos is twelve. Book #2= Amos is booted from tavern. (This happens near the end.) Books #3-5= Amos spends time in an orphanage until he’s adopted. Book #7 (1776)= Mister Wilkins, his former caretaker dies. Tavern closes. Book #9 (1778)= Amos marries his wife and they move in with her older brother who runs a farm. Book #11 (1780)= Amos' son, Simon is born. Book #14 (1783)= Series ends. Amos is twenty-five. The issue is the pacing. I feel like I'm rushing things. Take Amos getting expelled, for example. The readers would have only known Amos' life in the tavern for a book and a half until he gets thrown out. Is that enough time to show the tension between the two? And the latter half, when he's married and has a son, isn't that jumping the shark a bit? I need help.