I faced a huge dilemma while developing the plot for my upcoming book. This was the cause of the dilemma: on the one hand, I had to ensure that the plot was convincing. Yet on the other hand, I had to ensure that the plot was interesting. It may sound simple, but this is actually a very difficult balance to strike. For the plot to be convincing, it has to be something that looks real. In other words, the events that make up the plot have to be events that are capable of occurring in real life. On the other hand, if the events that are documented in the book are too normal and ordinary, surely, they won’t be worth writing or reading about.
It is due to that dilemma that I found myself having to keep on asking myself certain questions, as I went about writing the novel. One of those questions, which I kept on asking myself, is the one as to whether the events I was writing about were totally-out-of-this world: too coincidental for instance – and hence totally unbelievable. Another question that I kept on asking myself is the one as to whether the events I was writing about were too normal and ordinary: and hence not worth writing about.
In the final analysis, I think I have ended up with a plot that is exciting, yet quite believable at the same time. To check this out, I recently went to the ATT email login page which, if I am not mistaken, is to be found at www.sbcglobal.net, and logged into my email account there. Then I proceeded to send copies of the book to some members of the editorial team. These are hard-to-please folks. But they all seemed to be satisfied with the plot of my book: which makes me believe that book’s plot must surely be good enough. I know that it is difficult to get a perfect plot for a novel. But we always aim for plots that are satisfactory, at the very least. Thus besides dealing with the challenge of getting time for my book writing project, I have also had to deal with technical challenges: like the one I have just written about, of developing a satisfactory plot for the novel.