So in my WIP I have two simultaneous plot lines. One is a love story centered around a young woman who is trying to make the best of a new marriage after her world falls apart. No problems there, I'm alright at writing the romance bits. But, my other plot line is equally important, and I'm sort of in need of some inspiration. While the old church keeps Kanassa's citizens in a stranglehold, a new church is rising up, gaining in power because of its popular ideas and its desire to see all citizens held to both the laws of the gods and of men. The high-ranking nobles, who receive many benefits from their longstanding support of the old church are against change, but the rising middle-class, merchants and bankers and the like, are calling for revolution. Corruption is rampant and while minor nobles and the wealthy families put pressure on the local government, no one can deny that anyone who stands against those in power tends to disappear or go quiet permanently. Whispers sound in the shadows of Kanassa and an organization headed by influential people fights back, playing the hand they were dealt. Kill of be killed. With spies in households, brothels, businesses, and the churches themselves, the small group of rebels use whatever tools they have at their disposal to tip the scale in their favor, trying to get close enough to the men pulling the strings to bring them down. Okay, so I'm not much of a spy myself, and I question whether my story is compelling enough, but my question is this: How much is too much? I can write an infinite number of scenes depicting the interactions between these factions, but I don't want to overshadow the other plot line. I already know I have issues with balance, so before I write way too much information into extra scenes, I wonder whether any of you have had to balance two plot lines like this and how you found a nice proportion. I am trying to keep an element of mystery about who exactly is involved in the secrecy and plotting, but I wonder whether that is wise, or whether I should kick it up a notch and let the reader in on the secrets early. Any suggestions would be welcome, whether it pertains to the general revelation of the mystery or about a particular scene which could be very effective in portraying the conflicts quickly. Thanks ahead of time.