Sticky #38



I am happy to say that I did not come up with anymore NaNo ideas this past week, so I will still be working on Apollo and Daphne in November (as of right this moment, which may change).  I’m trying to work different parts of the myths in, including the part about Daphne turning into a Bay Laurel.  Unfortunately, in this day and age people don’t just turn into trees.  Instead I think I’ll have her smell like the tree in question (a bay laurel tree is rather potent) and at the end she will either die (major angst for Apollo, since his last girlfriend, Hyacinth, died in a freak discus accident) or he’ll stalk her until she’s forced to change her name to Laurel and move out of the city.  While the stalking and name changing would follow the plot of the myth more closely, I’m just not sure I want to make Apollo into that much of a bad guy.  He’s not a bad guy at all, he just obsesses.  Of course, making her car crash into a tree (thus, melding the human with the tree!) doesn’t make him much of a good guy either.

Either way, I think he’s just going to have to look like an obsessive jerk near the end of the story.

And Flight 1082 was my husband’s flight number the day I wrote this sticky.  I didn’t want to waste an entire sticky just to write down a flight number, so I tacked it on the bottom of this one (you’ve probably seen it before).

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Rebecca Enzor

Rebecca Enzor is a chemist in Charleston, SC who writes Young Adult and New Adult Fantasy and Magical Realism. Repped by Eric Smith of P.S. Literary.

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