Writing · 4:30pm
Interesting thing, at least for all of us here.
I'm pretty much stalled on anything pony related at the moment, plus I've got over 100 fics on Read Later and 10+ chapters of favourites to get through, discounting a ghost chapter. So I decided a bit ago that I'd go back to some fics I had finished the first draft of years ago, when I had a writing partner. I also decided, since I didn't like the characters she had any more and I wanted to change things up a bit, I'd rework things. Of course, I've changed three things right at the start that have knocked on all the way through.
First up, characters - I decided to change them around and use a particular group as the main set, which meant that because some only got created later on in the original version, things changed up, namely a couple of encounters.
Secondly, forms - In the original, everyone was random, but since I've rejigged, there are only five types of dragon that are in, meaning everyone is one of them and it meant that another encounter got altered because the character being used actually looked similar to his sister in the new version.
Thirdly, detection - I needed a reason for things, which ended becoming something of a feature. The changed, the dragons, can smell those that can become dragons because the DNA for that form is already there.
End result of that? Well, there's a certain army recruit that gets introduce whose scenes I'm focusing on right now and instead of being strangled by a gryphon, she's fought a challenge match against a dragon and become that dragon's carer. She's also found a few things out that she didn't learn until later in the original version, which should be interesting when I write the scenes. Right now the girls are relaxing and chatting in the pool after taking on a madclaw or bad changed, one of those that never had dragon DNA so ended up a monster.