Confessions of a, uh, confessioner

I was reading a funny thread on Kindleboards the other day where they were talking about the most overused words and phrases in titles.  Confessions of a…was one of them.

But wait, I really do have a confession.

Since the Day of Sacrifice stories are serialized, I always reread them before I start writing another one.  It helps me get back into the world and I make notes for continuity.  Every once in a while, though, something sneaks past me.

After I finished Dormant and was putting together the DoS Vol. 1-3, I realized that Edgar Grant wasn’t called Edgar in Day of Sacrifice.  I believe I called him George.

I’ve also had to go back and change the ages of some of the characters.  When you’re dealing with angels and vamps and they can be hundreds of year old, well, sometimes I get carried away and make them, like, 500 or something.  Realistically (? !) the oldest of them are in their 200’s.

So, when I sat down to make the list of characters and terms for DoS today I found that I’d written there were six Gods in Day of Sacrifice and then only written four God characters in Takeover. I immediately fixed this problem and uploaded Takeover everywhere again, but just so ya know, some of you ended up with the *special* 4 Gods edition.

What can I say?  I don’t get enough sleep and I’m constantly interrupted by apple juice swilling toddlers.  I decide to cater parties and publish books at the same time.

Not your problem.

If you’ve got a 4 Gods version and aren’t notified when the correct one uploads to whichever site you purchased it from, let me know and I’ll see what I can do to get you a new copy.

I realize this is one of those things that if I hadn’t said anything 99 percent of you wouldn’t have noticed, but it’s embarrassing for me and makes me feel lame when I make dumb mistakes.

End of confession. 🙂

Check out the new DoS Characters and Terms page.  I had a lot of fun making it.  I think I’m also going to add a Couples and a Who Killed Who list.  With a great big ol’ spoiler warning before it, of course.

4 thoughts

  1. I had a similar thing happen with Haunted Lake. At the beginning of the book, there’s a fire in the MC’s house. At one point in the book, it says that the house is repairable. Later in the book, she visits the site where “her house used to be”. I had to change the earlier mention so that it had burned to the ground. And that was in ONE BOOK. Series are even harder. I’m vowing that the next book I write will have a character detail list before I start. And if I add characters, I’ll add them to the list. I’m tired of having to go back to the beginning and read through to answer my own questions. That’s one of the downsides for me being a pantser.

  2. Absolutely the downside of being a pantser. I’m glad I made the character list and put it up here, because it will be helpful to me. I always have a hard time remembering if Damian is with an “a” or an “e” and now I can see it’s an A. Also, last names. A few more characters get last names with each story and I always have a note for Sarah…did I already give this character a last name and I missed it? lol
    Besides being a pantser, it might also be that I write notes down on random pieces of paper that I can’t always find again or remember to look at. 🙂

  3. You know I have a fear of computers! At least if I write things down on paper, they’re bound to be somewhere around/near my desk. 🙂
    Seriously, since my hard drive crashed, my files are a mess again and I don’t know if I’d be able to find notes saved on the computer either. What I really need is a week alone to get myself whipped into shape on the homefront and the computer front. My prediction is that this week will never occur in my lifetime.

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