Hi all, this is my first post, and from the other posts I've read you all sound like a very helpful community. I hope you can provide some insight for me. I've been working on a fantasy/fiction novel, but I am worried I have too many sub-plots going. Right now I have 10 subplots intertwining four main characters and about five significant but minor characters. All this falls under the one main plot of the entire novel. Is this too much for an audience to follow and understand? I feel like all the subplots are vital, and add needed movement and development up to the peak critical moment of the storyline, but at the same time all the subplots feel very "busy" to me when I'm writing them and working them in with the storyline, which in itself is very complex. Am I being too vague? Maybe... maybe not? Thanks for your thoughts.