Writer's Commentary: Amelia

On Post: Amelia

Date: January 26, 2014

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To begin with, in case you’re new to reading The January Project or it just did not occur to you, the PI character, Sam, from his first appeared in a 2011 entry called “Daisychain” which I would recommend reading. It is, personally, one of my favorites and, I would argue, a better deployment of this character.

Again though, this is not to say I consider this one a failure. It is just one that shows off the downside of the one draft approach that I use on The January Project. The bones are here. I like the parents of the presumed victim, I like that I’m getting to use a character that I’ve already used which is fun, and I like the twist that Sam eventually works himself into. However, everything laid on the bones does not quite work. On a second pass, I think I would be able to work a lot of those kinks out.