Alyssa Drake Novels
Journey into the mind of a writer on deadline...
|Posted by Alyssa Drake on 14 October, 2021 at 16:25|
Knowing that Petrified will be the last story in this collection, I skipped the final introduction and dove into the story. Interestingly, this is the only tale that originally didn't take place on Firefly Island, nor do the characters have any magical ability, with the exception of the Wendigo.
So, how do I take a horror story set in the snow, and transplant it to an island? I actually solved that problem for myself in Departed. The upcoming free short story mentions a freak snow storm that blanketed the north end of the island. At the time I wrote it, I hadn't considered that line would become an intrical part of Petrified, but it did, and I was able to tweak Petrified enough to change the local to Firefly Island.
Woohoo! Celebrating small victories.
I just have one more intro section, and then a final edit before this collection heads off to the editor (yup, even projects like this, that have had multiple eyes on it, go through the editing process again). Because, none of us are perfect.
Categories: Writing after dark