Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Perfect Accidents

Everyone knows that when you rewrite a novel to change it from third person to first, you can't just rewrite what you already have. You put bits in, take bits out and toss them over your shoulder, remove large chunks of yuck and chuck them in the garbage.

At one point in the WIP there is this slightly mystical rasta-guy who sells jewelry on campus. I thought it would be cool (and as an ulterior motive, introduce my MC's name in the first chapter) to have him ask what her name is and he'd tell her what it meant. Her name is Lexi, short for Alexis and I found out that it means "helper" or "defender". Because of her role in the plot of the book, it is absolutely PERFECT! And I didn't even do it on purpose.

Dontcha love it when things turn out that way?

On this date: In 1893, the world's first license plates were issued in Paris.

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