Thursday, September 8, 2011


So, I was cleaning out a folder on my computer labeled 'Camera victims' and found that it also had anything that I had saved during planning for the Philadelphia trip. Subsequently, I went back and read some of the early drafts of the storyline.

It was a bit of a surprise to me that the plot completely changed. In one document, I had a conversation from Chapter 1 between Ella and Michael Timothy. Michael, who later became Michael Anthony because I liked the patron saint of lost things better, was giving her a heads-up about a possible attack. There was a character named Ethan Simmons in there who was described as the personal drill sergeant.

Julie was still in there, much more resembled the person on whom I originally based her, especially her dialogue. She knew all about the secret society and thought of it as a really romanticized thing.

There was a Leticia element in there, but their names were Luisa and Fernando and they were always out of town when they were needed.

I'm going to reread my whole manuscript this weekend and get a little more nostalgic.