Bah! I’ve barely been online since the last Insecure Writers Support Group. I swear, if I don’t have the internet on Thursday, I’m flipping tables…
The co-hosts for this month are Sarah Foster, Joylene Nowell Butler, Rhonda Albom, and Lily Eva (and, omg, I almost typed “Evans”, sorry Lily. >_< My daughter's HP obsession's must be rubbing off on me.)
Last time, I was saying how I was enjoying a good long break from writing. It was good and, recently, I completely rewrote some chapters. So I’m feeling productive.
Do you have any idea what happens when I feel like that? Overdrive! New story babies … and doubts.
Let me start explaining by showing a picture. It’s pretty new, just a few day’s old…
|I dub thee, Kaheran & Lady Adyia|
Right. Here we have an elf warrior and a human spellcaster. All on board now?
These two have been tromping through my brain for the last few days, teasing me with bits of scenes. Bits! I don’t even know what’s up with them. There seems to be a battle … some sort of war/revolution that endangers their lives (hers more than his), I don’t have all the details. Either way, it sounds like fun.
But I do feel like someone in the back of my mind is rehashing an altogether different story (beware: old image ahead)…
|The MCs of my Witch of Morthin WiP
Lorn and Princess Sarna
Now allow me to break it down to the problem I’m having with this new couple…
- She’s a magically-gifted noblewoman (so is my princess in Witch of Morthin).
- Neither men have magic (again, like Witch of Morthin). One is a bodyguard and the other basically a mercenary-turned-bodyguard (I’ll leave it to you to decide who’s who, there). So I guess that’s double-snap.
- Lady Adyia bears the brunt of the chaos in the end. (So does Sarna, albeit for different reasons.)
Seeing those three lined up there, they feel awfully close. I don’t know how I’d take to finding I am rehashing my own plotlines.
I mean the characters have different personalities, it’s not like I could swap worlds on them and have everything play out the same. I’m not talking about minor details being a problem (an elf in Morthin would be a curiosity), but there’s slavery in the other story, my Morthin characters wouldn’t let that go on for a second more than it took to stop it. Excrement would pulverise the rapidly-moving blades.
Maybe I’m over-thinking it. I do that far too often.