Yes, once again we return to the age-old question of internal v external – conflict, that is. Going over my current ms for HP, I realised something. My internal conflict is very much present, but my external is, well, not so much!
This got me thinking (and re-reading said ms furiously), is it possible for the internal conflict to also be the external, or am I just deluding myself completely? See, my hero has made certain decisions which he's doing his utmost to stand by. And of course these beliefs are keeping him and the heroine apart, ergo, internal conflict.
But by failing to adhere to his beliefs in the past, he has created a situation where he has to confront his conflict.
All well and good so far, but can the result of this failure be an external conflict? I sincerely want to believe so, because if I'm wrong, then I'm totally screwed (to put it mildly).
So, any thoughts? Internal and external conflict should work off each other, but can they be one and the same?
Am I making any sense at all?
Should I start panicking?