Your MC’s Happily Ever After needs to have measurable outcomes. What defines a successful end to her journey? In the Servant Story Therapy, we refer to these measurable outcomes as Results. Results are the incremental changes in your MC’s Desire Obtainment Journey. However, Results in your story can include both Success Results and Failure Results, indicating progress toward your MC’s Happily Ever After or lack thereof.

The plot can be divided into sections marked by these Incremental Results, which, again, may initially involve failures (regression) and gradually transition into successes (progression).

It’s important to describe variables such as your MC’s present and continuous Desires, Causes, Processes, and Effects at Point A, which become the baseline reading of her Results. This is a description and measurement of her Results at the beginning of the story. At each plot point forward or backward, you will describe the changes to one or more of these variables in a measurable way as the story unfolds.