I finally reached the point in Julius where I’ve introduced an important element in the plot and I discovered that it won’t work. What I thought would be feasible in a “what if situation” turned out to “it ain’t going to happen in a million years.”
Without giving away too much of the story, I had envisioned the workers of an exclusive and members only nightclub/restaurant organizing a union and going on strike. According to one of my resources (a labor economist) it’s not plausible. There are unions that represent food services and casinos/night clubs, but these establishments are large and a union wouldn’t represent something as small as a private club. He did suggest that I make the workers form a collective–and now it’s back to the drawing board. First item on the list is to research how collectives are formed’ secondly, figure out how it will fit in the story.
And I want to finish this and have an agent by December 31st? I must be crazy! Back to writing. . . .