So I have this plot thing that I can’t figure out because I’m too indecisive, help me please?
I have a character who has been denied something she has a right to (belonging and acceptance among her people) all her life. She is at the point where she obsesses over it but it hurts her to think about not having it. She ends up going on this long ass journey that shows her another life is possible (acceptance elsewhere but among people that are not her own).
Eventually she returns to her people and is offered what she has wanted her entire life. She is about to be given the thing she has wanted but at the last minute decides she doesn’t want it and goes a different route.
Is that a cop out? Is it a big giant eff you to the reader? Would you be mad if the thing the character wanted ends up becoming her big life lesson?
I could write either because I love the outcome of both of them, but I can’t decide
- Acceptance among her own
- Acceptance among others