Birth of a Novel-week 3
Week Three:82, 610
When my antag looked me in the eye and told me its story, I knew things would change in my MS but didn’t know how much until this last weekend.
Where did the evil start? What was the catalyst? And why.
In writing the history, backstory turned into epic fantasy. Revelations sprang from every character, from human and non-human.
This happened in my first completed novel, Of Oak and Dragons also, backstory to explain the whys and wherefores. Someday I will return to that first manuscript.
Wishes took a distinct turn from mild YA to Contemporary Fantasy. Now the backstory has evolved into Epic. I am as involved as any first time reader, wondering how it will end.
“It’s alive. It’s alive.” – Frankenstein, 1931