Gold in them thar hills!

It seems like, with every story, there’s the “Aha!” moment during the writing process. It’s the moment where these loosely connected scenes and half-formed characters and all the (what you hope is) clever dialogue comes together and a story is formed. You’ve just discovered the little element that the story was missing and it all suddenly becomes something that might just be readable.

Some people have stories leap from their head fully formed. I have “Aha!” moments.

Anyway, last week during the impromptu write-in I had my “Aha!” moment for my Sevastian Dušan, Mystic Extraordinaire, story. I hadn’t intended to delve into the good magi’s origins quite yet, but it appears I will, at least in part. It’ll make the story quite a bit longer, of course, but I’m hoping it will be more interesting and satisfying.

Reading: Off Armageddon Reef, by David Weber, Whiteout by Greg Rucka and Steve Lieber