So I’m sure that you know revising your novel is hard and that things change throughout each draft.
I have recently dived into my 13th chapter of my 2nd draft of my work in progress werewolf novel . And the first scene of the chapter is very different right now . Completely and entirely different from my 1st draft with a word count of 803 words so far .
The 1st scene of my 13th chapter in my 1st draft was a training scene involving my main character and the rest of the yearling werewolves.
This time around in my current 2nd draft it’s a search scene involving main character Sirena and her friend Eli who is a main supporting mortal character within the novel.
In the 1st draft Eli wasn’t a main supporting character and he didn’t travel with main character Sirena up the mountain. In fact Sirena doesn’t even mention the werewolves to him in the first draft .
A lot happens in this 2nd draft in this scene .
There is an interaction of sorts with Sirena and the earthdiver. ( you can find out what an earthdiver is here) But in the 1st draft there is really no interactions between her and the earthdiver . In this draft within this scene she starts hearing the earthdiver in her head the same way Cristen hears him throughout my novel.
In this scene Eli and Sirena will get separated. I thought at first I would separate them due to the storm but it will be the presence of the werewolf antagonists that will separate them. I just finished this particular point within the 803 words and at this moment where I stopped writing Eli turns around and sees something as Sirena screams out in pain, due to the earth diver trying to awaken her werewolf powers early.
I stopped right there . Cause I’m kind of stuck. The werewolves in my novel immediately attack mortals. Eli is a mortal but I don’t want him to die. I don’t know if I want him to run away . However, that wouldn’t be in his character . He wouldn’t just leave Sirena there. I’m thinking I want Adrian the love interest to appear and like knock him out so the other werewolves won’t attack him . Adrian has on the divers mud so he won’t attack Eli.
He doesn’t want to help him. He wants to help Sirena. Maybe Sirena leaves Eli out of fear of the wolves. But that would be out of character for her as well. But maybe that would work because that will be something that Sirena is wrestling with. Leaving her friend behind. But we’ll see. Things might change once again though.
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