After a bit of advice with my current WIP... I'm about 75% through the story but have skipped a middle section as it would just not flow for me. The section involves the development of two characters relationship, they've already met and had a first date and now I've jumped ahead to where they are living together and fully committed, so my issue is how much (or little) of a relationship do we need to see for it to be convincing?
I recent read a short novella where a couple had fallen in love and confessed their innermost secrets on the first date and that just left me cold!
Another, but somewhat lesser, issue I am having is to find an alternative word for a car or van, my story is set in a whole different world so I didn't want to have all of the same words as we do - I've so far opted for "vehicle" but that just sounds rather clunky... would the word car being used in a different world stand out as wrong???
Thanks in advance for any thoughts