Long time no blog. Let’s blog.
At this point, my previously mentioned personal life problems are still around, but they’re wrapped up in the issue of the latest book in the Floating Point saga just not working the way I want it to. So yesterday, in an effort to dip my toe back in those waters, I took on one of the problems I’m facing… Uniq.
As a character, Uniq is a pretty obvious antagonist. A little TOO obvious, too cackling with mad glee of all the evil things she wants to do. To put it in 80s kid terms, she’s Starscream when she really needs to be Soundwave. Starscream’s a difficult character because while he causes strife within our Bad Guys, he also ultimately has to either betray and dethrone the primary antagonist or has to be effortlessly put down by the primary antagonist, neither of which are what I wanted for Uniq.
So, I went back into chapters 2.1 through 2.3 and revised her dialogue considerably. This closed up a few plot holes, refined her character as a willing participant rather than a manipulator biding her time for a takeover, and sets things up for her ultimate fate without supplanting Nyx as our primary antagonist.
In the interest of transparency and to keep you guys involved in the writing process, I’ll now detail all the changes I made with excerpts from the story.
If you haven’t read 2.1, 2.2, and 2.3, stop here because spoilers are coming.