Decisions, decisions…

DebE —  May 16, 2011 — Leave a comment

Right! After a couple of weeks of total inactivity as far as writing goes, I am planning to get back in to it with gusto. I had hoped to today, but it is easier said than done with a young one!

However, I have made some decisions, and I think that will mean that overall progress will be achieved at a greater rate than what could have been.

I have re-done Chapter 1 back to 3rd-person perspective, as I am planning to do the rest of the story in that POV. I had considered making Chapter 1 a Prologue in 1st-person, and writing the rest in 3rd-person… but we’ll stick with this for now.

I have decided to stick with my original historical timing for the story. I was considering moving it into a more Wild-West, pre-American Civil War kind of time, with six-shooters and such. But I found that planning scenes with the inclusion of guns spoiled some opportunities for closer contact between adversaries. So, I am returning to the more medieval stylings of bow/arrow/sword, etc… I am still planning to keep slightly more modern attitudes and dress, compared to the classic fantasy novel. If I need to review these things, I will do so at, or nearer the end of writing.

With sticking to my original plan, I will be able to post several more chapters, since I don’t need to change them (woohoo!). There are a few changes that I will need to make, but they won’t be until about Chapter 5 or so. Although, there is potentially an extra chapter I would like to stick in between Chapters 2 & 3. I will work on that later, however. At the moment, I think I need to be in the “Forge ahead” mode. And I will post up some first draft chapters as I go. Feel free to comment.




Deb E was born in New Zealand’s North Island, but her parents corrected that within months, moving south to Dunedin and staying there. Childhood nights were spent falling asleep to cover versions of Cliff Richard and the Shadows and other Rock ’n Roll classics played by her father’s band, and days were spent dancing to 45 LPs. Many of her first writing experiences were copying down song lyrics. She graduated to scientific reports when she studied a nematophagus fungus in the Zoology department of the University of Otago, trading all traces of popularity for usefulness… then traded both for fiction. Mum of one human & four fur-babies.

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