marycatelli (marycatelli) wrote,

sticking some padding in

So plugging along on the revision and thinking, I really need to stick some padding in there. . . .

Well, not padding as such.  I need to slow down the transition.  There's the point at which they realize they won, and furthermore, other good things are happening as a consequence.

Then there's the point where they start about talking about what they can do next.  As in, where they can live, and what they can do to support themselves.

Even our ever-chirpy and hopeful heroine is going to need a moment to take it in.  As for our hero, who was grimly slogging along out of pure duty in the face of despair, it's going to take more than a moment.

So -- expanding their reaction, before they have a chance to think.
Tags: characterization, endings, point of view, transition

  • once upon a christening

    A fairy who had not been invited showed up to the christening. So she shows up and curses the princess to sleep for a century. Politics are behind…

  • weather and the wizards

    There are going to be some characters who are ungrateful for the green and pleasant land they live in. They claim that the wizards are not needed.…

  • magic in the land

    How much magic lies about in the land? There are no magical creatures like dragons or gryphons, and no people except humans. But there is a spell,…

  • Post a new comment


    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded