I need help to decide if i should continue my series...
Ok so i've been writing this series for fun and on my own for awhile, but i've come to realize maybe some things shouldnt happen in a story and I should take a different approach or go down a different path.
My first issue is that later in the series a few people leave (all for the good of the story-to push it forward) like they get different opportunities, they realize horses arent for them, etc. but they all kinda leave within a book or two between each other. How should I go about changing this or do you think it'd be ok to leave it?
Also another problem is i've been writing my book series for a couple years and then I just got into heartland and some of the relationships in that show (not the books) are somewhat whats happening in mine. Like a boy has to work on the farm because he's on probation, him and the main girl fall in love and he leaves (but comes back) due to a run in with a father, but mine is a step father so mine still has my own twist on it, but I still want it to be really original ya knw?
Also they start showing in A circuit show jumping and I know nothing about the lingo..can someone help me, fill me in on what I should know. I'm not into show jumping but I would like to traverse into that in my books.
So far these are the only problems i've run into but if I think of more you know i'll be posting it-thanks in advance!!