filling out the plot

Now that I’ve finished with my Camp NaNoWriMo novel, the next task is to carry on with my edit of ‘A Reformed Character’, the next in the Pitkirtly series.

This is a story which revolves around the theme of whether people can really change. The main plot starts with a murder, said to have been carried out by a young man who already has a criminal record, and the question is whether he really is a reformed character.

I feel reasonably happy with the plot and sub-plots, but I do need to fill out the novel – it isn’t quite long enough, due to my concise writing style, and we don’t really know enough about some of the minor characters, such as the young man’s friends, and his girl-friend’s family. I hope to be able to work these details into the novel – the most difficult aspect of this is to be able to decide where to put them. I’m afraid I may have to resort to printing out chapter(s) to work this out! Printing is always problematic around here for one reason and another. Mainly because I have a very old printer and the paper feed mechanism has been destroyed by one of the cats, who hates the printer and likes to sit on top of it playing with the paper as it disappears.

I have a day off work tomorrow and hope to visit some of the towns that I have borrowed features from to construct Pitkirtly and take photographs.

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