marycatelli (marycatelli) wrote,
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the birth

So the heroine of the tale has a baby. . . .

I slipped neatly over most of the to-do in the first draft on the profound and sophisticated reasoning that nothing much happened during her lying in. Plot starts happening again when she and her husband go forth on a progress, showing the realm that the crown prince has a son and heir.

It doesn't work.  I might know it's not plot important, but the characters know it's very important to them.

I think I can pull it off in a scene.  And perhaps throw in some references to how they check for trouble, because they don't know the villain won't strike.  And a lot of subjects show up to pay their respects to the newborn prince, bearing gifts.
Tags: families: parent/child, story structure, world-building: reproduction, world-building: royalty
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