My Macro Plot For This 6 Novel Project Sometimes Forces My Hand As To What Happens In This Novel

by Shelt Garner

The ultimate endgame of this six novel project is a heroine who will be an American twist on the Lisbeth Salander trope.

I have the general ebb and flow of a six novel project that spans 25 years in my mind. And I definitely know how the macro story ends — it’s an open ended ending that allots for a new open-ended series of novels set in the modern day with an American Lisbeth Salander doing cool shit.

But there’s a downside — in the first novel, I occasionally find myself boxed in. There are certain things that HAVE to exist in the first novel so I can use them later on in the series. This leads to some situations where I could see an editor raising an eyebrow at such a decision.

I’ve decided to just say fuck it and not worry about that. The point is to tell a good story and if there are few elements of the first novel that seemingly are “unusual” because they are the building blocks of later events in the macro plot, so be it.

I just don’t know. Either all of this is going to work out great and I’ll look like a genius, or it won’t and I’ll like like a fool. I guess there are worse fates in this world, huh.

Author: Shelton Bumgarner

I am the Editor & Publisher of The Trumplandia Report

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