I finally settle on a summer progect -- revising an existing manuscript. Completely changing the backstory. I think it will make for stronger conflict. Working on strengthening the external plot as well, making it more unique.
I might as well right a new book.
Want to know where I'm hanging up?
The inciting event.
The problem is that if you write romantic suspense, you have two plots -- the suspense/mystery and the romance. Hence, two inciting events.
Now I don't know if scene one needs to be inciting event for the suspense/mystery plot or the inciting event for the romance plot.