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In case you haven't read my books, I'll try not to give away any important plot points, but my post today is about my characters from my Maguire's Corner (MC) series.
When I wrote MC1, I didn't know that it would be the first in a series. I wasn't paying much attention to some of the 'extra' characters I'd been writing about.
When I started book two, there were so many Maguire family members milling about that I needed to start an online family tree.
Now, I'm working on book three and I've run into a HUGE problem.
Unbeknownst to me, I screwed up a family relationship back in book one.
Which shouldn't be a big deal, but I first called a certain character a cousin of Maggie Maguire in the beginning of the book and somewhere along the line by the end of the book, he became her uncle.
Now, mind you, this book has been through the ringer. MC1 was acquired, edited, published, un-published, re-acquired, re-edited, re-named, and re-published.
And believe me, I've found quite a few mistakes because of all the numerous people that went through it for edits.
Only now am I creating a book-bible, for lack of a better term. I've re-read MC1 and made a spread-sheet for every character, street name, business name, and anything else I think might be important.
I need to do the same with MC2 even though I already know I called the same character uncle in that one, as well.
To make a long story short, too late ... this same cousin/uncle character is also in MC3.
He's important, but not 'main character' important.
But...he should be her cousin not her uncle.
Do you think anyone will care or notice if I switch him back to her cousin?
Do I need to explain it off somehow?
And if I do, in the context of the book or before Chapter 1?
Can I get away with saying they call him uncle cause he's older, but he's really her cousin?
Got any other bright ideas or suggestions?
I'd appreciate them.
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IWSG ANTHOLOGY UPDATE:
Mysteries of Death and Life
An Insecure Writer’s Support Group Anthology
Can a lost hero find redemption?
What if Death himself wanted to die? Can deliverance be found on a bloody battlefield? Could the gift of silvering become a prison for those who possessed it? Will an ancient warrior be forever the caretaker of a house of mystery?
Delving into the depths of the tortured hero, twelve authors explore the realms of fantasy in this enthralling and thought-provoking collection. Featuring the talents of Jen Chandler, L. Nahay, Renee Cheung, Roland Yeomans, Elizabeth Seckman, Olga Godim, Yvonne Ventresca, Ellen Jacobson, Sean McLachlan, Erika Beebe, Tyrean Martinson, and Sarah Foster.
Hand-picked by a panel of agents and authors, these twelve tales will take you into the heart of heroes who have fallen from grace. Join the journey and discover a hero’s redemption!
Release Date: May 2, 2017