I’m many days late, I’ve been trying to finish up an editing job before November. Here is the first take of my plot done up in the 7 point system.
I wrote them up in the order I listed in the previous post, but I’m typing them up here in the order they’ll come in the novel to make sure they make sense to me.
I don’t think I need an Ice Monster Prologue, but I haven’t decided which will be my first scene yet.
Main Ghost haunting plot
Antagonist: Ghost of Myra’s ancestor, who died in the building
Hook: The ghost is angry because Kate and Myra are arguing
Plot Turn 1: The ghost vandalizes Kate’s yarn shop
Pinch 1: Kate and her friend Esther spend the night in the yarn shop and they get distracted and miss the vandal.
Midpoint: Kate realizes it isn’t vandals, but it’s a ghost
Pinch 2: The ghost begins to act out even worse
Plot Turn 2: The ghost settles down when Ted comes into the shop
Resolution: The ghost is not exorcised, but is now at peace
Try/Fail 1: Hire a ghost hunter, but the ghost is too wily
Try/Fail 2: Hold a séance, but the ghost is too angry to speak nicely to them.
Hook: Myra wants the house Kate lives and works in to be a museum honoring her family
Plot Turn 1: Myra and the former owner of the house had a verbal agreement, but it fell through when he died and left the house to his daughter, who sold it to Kate
Pinch 1: Myra charges into the store, argues with Kate
Midpoint: Myra hires a lawyer to sue Kate
Pinch 2: Lawyers are too expensive and Kate thinks she’ll have to sell and move so she doesn’t loose everything.
Plot Turn 2: The ghost chooses Kate over Myra
Resolution: Kate agrees to honor the dead
Try/Fail 1: Kate tries to hire a lawyer, but he won’t take her case because she can’t afford him.
Try/Fail 2: She tries to talk to the town council, but they won’t hear a personal problem like that.
Hook: Kate bumps into Ted at the donut shop and is a little flirty with her
Plot Turn 1: She invites him to her shop
Pinch 1: They argue in the parking lot
Midpoint: She realizes he’s Myra’s brother and asks him to help
Pinch 2: The ghost behaves when he’s in the yarn shop, because the two families are getting along
Plot Turn 2: He mediates the problem between Kate and Myra
Resolution: He asks her to lunch
Try/Fail 1: He says he can’t work with her against his sister
Not as much detail as I might like so far, but it’s a start and with November coming up soon it may be all that I have time for.