Plot Bunnies

IMG_3094 (1) I  know it doesn’t look like much, but I’ve sweated over this list for the last week. Literally. While editing Fool Me Once, I came to a point where things felt rushed, there needed to be more time for events to unfold naturally.  So I expanded the events of one day to a full week.  Of course, given more time, the characters had freedom to get into mischief. Things sort of exploded. Thus my headache!

This list represents the events of only three days of that extra week. The colors indicate the six different plot threads that have to be interwoven over that time. Each of those threads has to grow and evolve naturally. When you throw in the need to create settings and opportunities for all these things to collide in the most spectacular fashion possible,  I’m tired.

It’s been a long week, but I think the additional 10,000 words these scenes have added to the book were worth the effort.  If you want to read an excerpt of this book, take a look at the Fool Me Once page under the Books tab.