My orginal fic – the one I did for NaNo last year – has been poking me. I have this wicked cool scene to write, and I got a cool idea that I have to retcon in some of the previous chapters. It turns out that this story is more about the whole group than it is about Elise, and Julianna is coming to the fore as a character – so much so, that I’m going to bring her back to life. Problem is, I think I have to restart the whole thing. The first 8 or so chapters are short stories, told by the characters and all filling in Elise’s background. Problem with it is that I’ll probably have to scrap most of it as it really doesn’t work in the novel. And, most importantly, I don’t know how to get this started so it grabs a person. I have to admit that the E Nomine that I’ve been reading lately has been really inspiring me. Die Prophezieung has some really pretty music, and speaks more to the women in the story than to the men. Finsternis speaks more to the men, and the magic. I can see Erasmus using the German in “Mitternacht” as a spell… a very powerful spell.
I’ll play around with it some today. Lou is poking me, too, though Rhea is staying rather quiet. Sigh.