Here we are at the start of chapter 3, which will mostly deal with the meeting where Arthur and Dom explain some of the plot to Jean-Claude, Ariadne studies them to find an advantage, and Ariadne and Arthur flirt something awful. (1,725 words)( Weregild, part 15 )
I think the weirdest thing about "Weregild," for me as a writer, is having to describe what people are wearing. I don't usually do this. People get a brief description upon introduction and occasionally articles of particular plot or character relevance are mentioned, but I generally work on the assumption that if people are walking around in public, they are wearing reasonably appropriate clothes. Beyond that, I don't care.
, while not making a huge point of it, uses personal clothing styles as an integral aspect of characterization, and Laurell K. Hamilton often stops her narrative to describe people's outfits and Anita's assessment of them. (Anita may talk about being uninterested in fashion, but trust me, speaking as someone who really is
uninterested in fashion: she is interested in fashion. This makes her disinterest in sewing and alteration even more baffling.) In the interests of mimicking canon, I am making an effort to talk about clothes, which means I have to think about clothes, which is like mental contortionism for me. Very strange.
Anyway, sorry for the delay on this part! There were three reasons. First, it has been too hot to think. Second, I have been doing background and outline work for my Narnia Fic Exchange story. Third, I did write about 2,000 words over the past few days, but they were for other, unfinished fics and/or original stories. I am still me, after all, and thus frequently scattered in my focus. :-(