marycatelli (marycatelli) wrote,

pirates and problems

tripping merrily along through another draft and getting the characters past the meadow with the pirate/slaver ship floating over it.

Hmmmm. . .

yes, it's not just a loose end.  It ties back into Nikos's backstory.  Except that as soon as I re-read it, I said, Hmmm. You've got to tie off that thread, especially after the way it ties back into Nikos's backstory. Yes, going hopping from one place to the next in a place filled with non-Euclidean geography and enchanted doors means a lot of stuff is just local color and vanishes, but not this.

Not the first time. I figured out that the dragon couldn't be a one-shot even when I introduced it in the outline.

And so -- have the dragon eat them. It's annoyed, it's flying about, they're flying about. . . .

Sometimes the threads tie themselves.
Tags: plotting, story structure

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