|Posted on April 10, 2013 at 6:50 AM|
T.I.S is now up to chapter 21, but I thought that I'd share a bit how I came up with the storyline. (reminding me that I really need to post the F.I.I. rant, oops)
If you haven't read the story yet and intend to, then don't read past this point.
Or if you aren't far enough to have discovered pretty much the main plot twist (you'll know it when ya see it) dont read this.
Everyone got their eyes covered? Okay.
When I first planned out T.I.S and the rest of the Daemon Blade series, I have never ever intended for Jace to wind up with Callie. Ever.
In fact, (without giving too much away) I had orignally planned on her being with Marcus (she knew him when she was a kid, though I'm not too sure if that has been explained or not).
Anyways, when I was writing the begining stages of the story it just wasn't working out. Marcus was too mellow and Callie was Callie...
I was so frustrated with the storyline that I had set T.I.S aside and wasn't sure if I was ever going to touch it again. Then, some time later, I happened to be editing F.I.I and I had gone over the scene where Jace and Callie first meet in the bar, and it was like...sizzle.
I could literally hear Jace in my brain (yes I talk to my characters, lol. Who doesn't?) saying, "Hey, miss Writer Lady, forget Marcus. I want her. Give him someone else."
And I replied, *in my soothing voice* "But Jace, sweetie, that just won't work. Callie's the complete opposite of everything you should want. She's a Daemon for chrissakes--you're a hunter. I just don't see a way of this working out..."
Jace, being Jace, winked at me with those big blue eyes. "I'm sure you'll find a way....and if you don't give me Callie I'll go all rouge hunter and do something bad to Marcus."
With that lovely proposal in mind, I decided to try the story from a different angle. I knew that if Jace and Callie did somehow end up together, they would need to be brought together by something big.
They were both way too stuborn to act on the attraction naturally and I just didn't have the patience or time (though, hey, my stories always wind up over 100,000 words, so what the hell? I prob could have pulled it off). Anyway, I also knew that if they did end up together, it wouldn't be through any action on their part, AND I wanted the lovely Liva to play a part in it. She's probably the best villain I've ever written in her cold, creul badassness.
All in all one plot line stuck out in my head (though, it probably did help that I was reading a book at the time that had a loose version of the same idea...kind of. Anyone read Larrisa Ione? God, she's awesome. Her books are frickin...I can't even explain).
Anways, I had always strayed from doing stories involving pregnancy because I hate how unreaslistically sappy they are (Kids, don't fix things 90% of the time. they just complicate the situation)
But then, it was like...BINGO.
Duh. Babies complicate the situation. They shake things up. They make people reconcile their lifestyles.
There was my ace in the hole, and when I started rewriting T.I.S with this premise in mind, I got 10,000 words in like a day. (though I did have to go back and rewrite some bits of F.I.I to tie in, but it just worked out perfectly). It was almost too easy; the chemistry between Jace and Calliope was just there. I didn't have to really work at it like I had to do with Logan and Serana in the begining. And with Liva's evil intentions in mind (which should be revealed sometime soon I think) it was just a hell of a lot of fun to write!
Also, I love the storyline because it could ONLY WORK with Jace, out of the three brothers. Only him. I'll explain more in a future update (especially after the latest updates lol).
But yeah, that's my speil on the plot.