"Authors of vast historical novels would benefit from applying the techniques of these track announcers. Periodically pull back from a tight point-of-view and provide an omniscient recapping of the story to that point. There are many clever and subtle ways to do this without breaking the spell."
I didn’t map out A Murderous Affair in advance and I regretted not doing so every step of the way. My fear was that the writing process wouldn’t excite me if I knew what was coming. However, I ended up with a lot of loose ends that had to be tied together and it made the process take a lot longer than it should have done.