New Year’s Day Progress


First of all, melded together the first chapter of Substance of Shadows. Nothing substantial changed, so that was rewriting. Here’s what we did.

New names:
Stephanus Gale instead of You-Know-Who
Tink becomes Esper, a shadow servant

The basic stuff can stay. Atreus is still a drunken abuser of tiny children. Flavia is still the cold mother. The Klarions are still themselves.

I’ll earnestly be interested to see where the story goes once we get out of the early years. The boys will have tutors to begin with, but I’m going to send them to …public school? With normal kids?


The outline is finished!


Tomorrow’s tasks:

1. Read and polish outline.
2. Begin out take scenes.
3. Work on second chapter revision of Substance.


Author: Catherine Schaff-Stump

Catherine Schaff-Stump writes fiction for children and young adults. Her most recent book, The Vessel of Ra, is the first book in the Klaereon Scroll series. She is currently working on its sequel, as well as penning the middle grade adventures of Abigail Rath, monster hunter.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.