One of the real tricks of writing is controlling who finds out key ingredients to the plot and when. I’m struggling with a conversation right now that makes sense…if it takes place in JP’s office. If it takes place aboard Cetacean, a whole lotta people are going to know a whole lot more than I anticipated at this point in the story.
So…move the scene to JP’s office, right? Problem is, to get it there requires probably 20,000 otherwise unnecessary words and slows the action! (I’m guessing here, but it would mean bridging time gaps and decreasing the sense of urgency everybody s/b feeling.) By putting it aboard Cetacean, everything is snappier. Sigh….
Grrr…So…I’m doing something I’ve never done before. I’m actually going through and “outlining” in that I’m getting a time sequence of scenes that both works and keeps things moving. Having interlinked plot happening light years apart is…intrustin’….