Still in the throes of revision (and a cold, unfortunately). A lovely combination.
The good news is following my character through the drafting process worked. In combing through the first draft of Project Sparkle, all of the motivations make sense. Sometimes (much of the time?) they're not written out clearly, but they're there. Each scene follows on from the previous one. I feel really good about that.
The bad news is that my tutor thinks my climax is way too complicated. I agree. It's pretty cliche too. I think it mirrors about half the Law and Order episodes I've ever seen.
The worse news is that I'm not sure what to do about it. I know what I want to have happen generally. One character needs to go missing. Another character needs to find him and save him. Along the way, there is much scariness, but various subplots and minor characters band together and it all turns out hopeful. Specifics? No idea. One way to do it is the complicated Law and Order plot I've already written. Are there others? Probably.
I've spent much of the weekend in front of my notebook, playing out various scenarios in my head. I just can't turn anything into a concrete scene.
I probably will eventually. But for the time being it's pretty frustrating. Any advice?