marycatelli (marycatelli) wrote,

enter the hero

A mere eighty percent of my way into the story, I introduce the love interest.

(I can tell because I am revising, though the percentage may shrink.)

And indeed, I get a bit stuck because I have to describe him. Since he's the sixth prince thus far, this requires a little attention, to draw the reader's -- hey, this one is not just another prince to get killed.

Especially since I had deliberately introduced reports of two arriving at the same time, one with a backstory and one, oh, we don't know nothing, and he's the second.

Annoying when it takes all evening to work out what one paragraph needs to work.
Tags: fairy tales (retelling), orchestrating characters, revision, story structure

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