I’m slowly starting to get back into the swing of things. And, part of that, is realising just how much needs to be altered in Dark One’s Bride after the last change Clara insisted upon. It means that scenes, complete chapters I wrote some years back, no longer fit into the storyline.
I haven’t cut so much from a story since… Actually, I don’t think I’ve ever cut this much from a story.
Much of the pieces slated for removal are scenes that’ve been niggling at me for some time, so I’m not entirely sad to see them go, and there’ll be a variant of one scene, but I’m 99.9% certain this is the right way to take the story, so those cut scenes will be going into the big ol’ “bits n pieces” file for later. Even a large chunk of my sketchy blurb no longer fits.
Who knows, I might snip some bits from those scenes for use in Dark One’s Wife. Already got so many ideas bubbling there. Definitely going to mean a bit more tweaking for all those finished chapters in DOB.