So, here’s the thing… Now, listen up. When I say this, you CANNOT throw large objects at my head in an attempt to harm me.
Originally, in The Witches’ Sleep, first installment in The Witches’ Sleep Trilogy, Kindness in His Heart and Sea-Anna….
Hear me out, okay?! When I first was planning the plot of TWS, I first created the main character, Sunny. The second character was Tuck. Of course. And he was charming. And he was hot. And he was everything I needed.
About a fourth of the way through the first draft I realized Sunny needed something that tied her to her human life. At first Daedrian was going to be her brother, but with the encouragement on my father (thank you, Daddy; love ya) I wrote him in as the boyfriend that she could never have again. Problem was, after I made his character and got to know him through Sunny, I fell for him too!
For real, I was like, “WHAT DO I DO NOW?! HE’S STUCK ON EARTH!”
And then, Kindness in His Heart was born so Daedrian and Ella could be together again. Sadly, this left Tuck all alone. And I was like, “Uh-uh, I can’t do that to my baby.” Then, my dearest Sea-Anna was created.
The story would’ve taken a completely different route if I didn’t have that little voice in my head telling me to create Daedrian and then Sea-Anna. I’m extremely pleased with how the story ended up compared to the first draft. It was a difficult planning process; I had to let go of a lot of ideas. But it was necessary, and it gave me more beautiful ideas.
That is all for today’s confessions! Tell me what you think in the comments! Did I make a good decision, in your opinion, by creating Kindness and Sea-Anna?
Have a great week, everyone!