So, instead of reading Dante’s Inferno for class I decided to finish my re-write of Chapter Two for Dawning of the Sun. It turned out to be more of a major edit than a re-write. I needed the events to continue on as they were, mostly it was an introduction of some new characters and some insight into Sol’s family history.
But reading over some of the things I wrote… just awful. I used the phrase, “he seemed very sketchy.” It’s a pirate novel set in a fantasy universe during a colonial time… what the hell was going through my head when I wrote that down.
I had to change a few major details and now realize, as awesome as my revision is, I have two sets of twins. I feel like this may be a problem. I know that twins aren’t that uncommon, in fact I know three sets of twins and a set of triplets. But in a novel, should I really have more than one set? I could change it, but both sets of characters work so well as twins. Anyone have any thoughts? Are two sets of twins in a novel one too many?