Witchfire Halloween RetCon Published

For those not familiar with it, RetCon is shorthand for ‘Retroactive Continuity’.  It’s a term that first came about in comic book circles.  They occur when the writers have mucked up a story so badly that they need to rewrite a chunk of existing history.  Sometimes they just happen when a writer  thinks they have a better idea to tell a story in a more modern way.  I’ll spare my opinion of most of those efforts.

Getting back on track, I had very limited information on Mister X’s character Hexanna when I wrote the first version of this story.  I tried to take some creative liberties and made her a character with a magic staff who didn’t actually believe in magic.  I thought it would be an interesting contradiction to explore.  Probably a bad idea to start with, and once I learned more about Hexanna’s character, I decided a re-write was in order.

Without getting preachy, I feel that if somebody writes fan fiction, they should keep it as true to form as possible to the work of the original author.  Ergo, I’m doing what I can to humanize and add some depth to the characters, but I do NOT want to change long established canon about them.  Nuff said. 🙂   Here’s the story:

Witchfire, Pt 7 – Halloween RetCon

As the name might suggest, the re-write also lets me fit the story more properly into the existing story line also.  Readers will have to suffer through an added sex scene too. 😉

Post Drama Update

First of all, I’m trying out the upcoming new editor for WordPress.  It has alot of nice features, BUT I really don’t like the layout.  Everything is off to the side, like the options for adding tags and such on posts.  Working with word processors as long as I have, I strongly prefer that format.  Beyond that, I think people will like it.  Seems to have almost as many options as MS Publisher.

Beyond that, I’m trying to get my focus back and have been slowly plugging along at writing again after dumping ProtonMail.  Enough said about them though.  I should thank them, the couple of rants on twitter got me quite a few views here.  No likes or followers though.  I hope my writing is better than that, LOL. 

Air quality here has been utterly abominable; record level BAD, and that’s not helping my focus either.  Enough complaining though.  So what’s upcoming?

My current project is Witchfire part 5.  A large chunk of that will be the events that I just kind of did a quick recap on at the end of chapter 4.  It felt abrupt and poorly done there so I could finish on time.  After that, the Halloween story will be getting what’s called a “RetCon” in comic books; AKA Retroactive Continuity.  For all you NON geek and geekette writers; that translates out to “it’s getting re-written”.  My admittedly unusual idea for Hexanna didn’t mesh with existing stories when I found out that despite what’s posted about her, she CAN indeed cast spells without her staff.  So for the sake of consistency, I’m going to rework things.