A few more edits to make, and I’ll feel comfortable writing the dramatic final scene.
This story has changed so much since draft one. Characters actually develop in this version. It’s a riot.
But that means that I have to make sure the characters are ready to do what has to be done in the final scene. And if they’re not, I must further condition them.
Also my voice has changed entirely. Draft one was written like a folktale. Which makes sense because it was largely based on a Welsh tale. But with the changes that have occurred, I thought it best to write in a grittier voice (with swearing and stuff).
No longer is this story appropriate for children.