Monday, July 19, 2010
The Dark and Forbidding Land Chapters that Weren't
I had several chapters planned in this book that for one reason or another were never written, or were given different names. Here are some of them.
I had a thought about Senta taking her potion and having some strange side-effect. Instead, she takes the one potion which doesn't work and one which does. The one that doesn't work has no effect at all.
The Dinner Party
Logistics made it so that I never got all the characters that I wanted together for a dinner party. Instead, they had a tea party, which became chapter 15.
I was going to have the book last long enough to include Senta's birthday, but it would have been stretching the timeline too long. So Senta's birthday ended up just being a mention in the epilog.
No, I Mean Really Powerful Magic
This chapter became unnecessary when, as I wrote, Senta's spells became more powerful than I had originally planned.
I decided to cut this chapter. Instead, the hunters had to turn back before the hunt.
This chapter just got a title change. It became The Day of the Daggers.
A Prosperous Colony
I cut this chapter which was originally planned to show the extent of Port Dechantagne. I felt I covered that enough in the earlier chapters.
Punishment Follows Swift
This was another title change. It became The Book.
Conflict in the Motor Shed
I had originally envisioned this to take up a whole chapter. Instead, it became the end of What Happened on the Third-- only a small part of a chapter.