marycatelli (marycatelli) wrote,

juggling characters

So the heroine is watching the road, because they expect a witch to attack, and two young men, practicing swordplay, notice when she gets up, 

Only on the second reading do I remember that one of them can't be there, because he's still trudging back from dealing with another wizard.

And while there is a third young man, I haven't mentioned that he's ever picked up a sword.  So I go back and put in a scene where he's talking to the one who could be there, and practicing the sword.

Only after all that did I remember that I was going to have him fighting in a scene coming up very soon now.  

Ah the delights of a multi-threaded story.
Tags: story structure, world-building: military matters

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