Tuesday, October 20, 2009

more SPEC rewrite

I've added to my third person rewrite of SPEC. It's a delicate task balancing the love triangle, and I hate having to let go of details from my Reminiscences story, like how Dr. Roylott gave Helen the bruise on her wrist that morning.

For the most part, Helen is still skeptical and not at all charmed by Holmes yet. She's feeling nervous especially because she's 32, and expects a paternal benefactor based on Mrs. Farintosh's description, but instead she sees only a young man and some ill-defined "associate," whom she will later assume is Holmes's secretary.