Scary brainstorm!

DebE —  June 7, 2011 — Leave a comment

So, I just had a flash of inspiration again. The problem is that this one could affect my whole story – potentially requiring a decent chunk of a rewrite. However, I think I can work it so it is less so.

For those two of you who are actually reading, it is Llewella’s mother that shares her power with her, not her father. This could be confusing, since her mother had died at childbirth. Well, the wonders of developing fiction is that I can change things. So, rather than having died in childbirth, she has now “died” later. Aenuks can still be killed, you know? I had thought of her being killed when Llewella was born, a while ago now, but then I couldn’t resolve why Llewella would be left alive. That was why I made Llewella’s dad the Aenuk (healer). But, then there were issues with making Llewella and Cassidy half-siblings, as was also the original plan. A bit hard when they are quite close in age if they have the same mother, huh? So, I switched it to the father. But, I’m a bit bothered by Llewella being Cassidy’s cousin, and Cassidy being Alvaro’s cousin… too many cousins. I like the half-siblings idea.

Good news is, I think I have worked it in a way that the only bit I need to re-write is Chapter 10, and as far as I can tell that only really affects one reader. It won’t be a huge biggie, either. Although, some of Chapter 11 might now have to go to Chapter 10, as this version of events won’t take as long to tell…

I have already edited the mention of Llewella’s mum dying when Llewella was born, in Chapter 5. Now she died later. Believe me, it’s for the better.

Anyway, Chapter 10 is my mission this morning. And then I want to return to forging ahead with new material!




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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