If you kill your villain halfway through the story…

The identity of the NEW villain?
The identity of the NEW villain?

Today was a bit of a catch-up day for writing. I got 871 words, which does not do a ton for my writing schedule.

But two days ago, in a moment of sheer inspiration, right in the middle of Bashtyk Nokyd Takes the Longview, I killed a whole lotta people, and dead among them was the pretty-well-developed hidden villain I’d been planning to kill at the end of the episode.

It was a cool damn scene, and I’m still totally revved about it.


If you kill your main villain for the episode halfway through the story, you have a problem. So today I spent most of my writing time digging through Hunting the Corrigan’s Blood and Warpaint. I found my villain—and now I’m building some backstory to tie this into the LONGVIEW series, so that I don’t derail the series itself.

I have to keep this on track, because this series has to lead directly into Cadence Drake 3: The Wishbone Conspiracy.

Tomorrow I’ll probably be doing a lot of doodling on paper. The only thing I have ever found that lets me think as well as a pen and paper is a Minecraft map.

Go figure.

So once I get this figured out, I know what Lesson 2 in Module 3 of HTWAS is going to cover. 😀

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3 responses to “If you kill your villain halfway through the story…”

  1. Jean Avatar

    That’s the problem with those killing sprees! Sometimes the wrong people die.

    1. Holly Avatar

      The advantage of being a writer, though, is that you get to figure out ways to shift things around that make them the right people.

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