I am about to work on the Amanda scenes a bit more, but before I do that, I wanted to report that I have puzzled out the structure of chapter 4. At the Christmas party, the following must happen:
Moira, Milo, Amanda, and Errol must royally torque Ma’at off, so that he decides they will be the 4 corners.
Stephanus and Shari’s relationship must be established.
We get a good look at the Klarion Scroll chamber (we didn’t get that yet in the other version, did we? 🙂 )
And I will begin the custody fight over Stephanus and Eurydice.
Isolde will be introduced in this chapter, or at the beginning of the next one. She’s my main antagonist, so I spent some time this evening constructively taking notes about the nature of her character and her background, as she’s mostly an unexplored character.
I need to explore some questions about British law and child custody. Namely
1. In a custody battle, is a natural parent preferred for a child’s welfare?
2. What is the role of counselling in the reinstatement of a child to an alcoholic, abusive parent?
3. How does the British legal system look at deviant behavior (deviant religious behavior, for example) in regard to child custody?
I’ll do a little research, but if any of you have any good references, please let me know! Thankees!