The joy of second drafts

Dear Secondary Character Who Wasn’t Supposed to Exist,

Hah! You’re a bird now! Serves you right.

Okay, a really powerful bird who’s probably been around since the world’s beginning. But I’ll take what I can get.




Dear Primary Character Who Used to Not Be Doing Anything,

Okay, you’re still not doing much. But you’re being so much more interesting about it now.

Let’s give it one more draft. You’ll save the world yet, wait and see.




Dear Secondary Character Who Is Supposed to Exist,

Hey, nice delivery of that revelation a couple chapters back.

You’re going to suffer for it quite a bit, but please don’t take that personally. I really was impressed.



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