First of all, melded together the first chapter of Substance of Shadows. Nothing substantial changed, so that was rewriting. Here’s what we did.
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!
1. Read and polish outline.
2. Begin out take scenes.
3. Work on second chapter revision of Substance.