I’m past the halfway point

Roughly 600 words to get to 30k, which is right on schedule. I had a bit of an epiphany about the characters in my story: this is not only a fictional world that my main character is visiting, it’s the mirror-verse of that world. So, the person she thinks is on the side of the angels–because that’s the way he’s portrayed in books–really isn’t. I’ve got to figure out why the Door gets stuck in this universe: I guess the overthrow of the bad guy is the reason.

Right now, I’m using a well-known character (Sherlock Holmes, if you want to know) as the locus for this mirror-universe. I just don’t know if I should continue with him or not. I’m kind of uncomfortable making this good guy so bad. Thinking it over makes me wonder if I should make up a character along those lines and leave Holmes in Baker Street. I mean, he is in the public domain, though I’m not sure what the Conan Doyle estate would think of my idea (especially knowing how badly I want to corrupt Watson in this mirror universe!).

If any of my readers have ideas, my comments do take Disqus. Or you could poke me on Tumblr or Facebook, as this will cross-post to both of those social media services. I’d like to know what you think!

In other news, I need to see my doctor about the possible recurrence of my neuropathic arthropathy. If it’s true, I’ll be seeing a lot of orthopedists and will spend some serious time in air casts and braces. It will give me plenty of time to write.

Adding this to my word count!

Article by Tikatu

Tikatu is the long-time alter-ego of L.D. Bennett. She enjoys cat naps, head bumps, and regaling the world with the further adventures of International Rescue.