How I wish I had the literary equivalent of a plaster which I could apply to any plot hole to cover them up. Alas there is no such thing which leaves me the difficult task of correcting the error.
Plot holes are fine and dandy when they are small but when they look like they could scupper the entire story, then you have a problem. That’s what I’m facing now and I’m not finished editing the Prologue yet!
For some reason I decided to peg my story in the real world. Okay, so its a fictional story but what surrounds it is real. The problem comes when reality doesn’t quite match up with what you have in your head.
The best way to get around it is to do more research until you find firmer ground. In the last couple of days I have been lucky enough to find some, however, it is nebulous at the moment. For one thing it brings the prologue forward by five years. The second issue revolves around the location. The world can change a lot in five years.
I guess I shouldn’t complain too much, after all the next firm ground occurs a further seventeen years into the future. Picking that would incur a whole host of problems (aka re-writes). I have already come to the conclusion that the more I edit, the more I have to learn.
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