Truly big decisions are sometimes a long time coming and none is bigger than the name of a series’ protagonist. She, or he, is the series’ fictitious face of the franchise. You want to change that name? What! Kicking, screaming, eating too much chocolate…
Yeah, that’s what I did, and that’s how it went, and I’m still in agony.
The name was like a darling, a minor change with major implications, and like removing a darling it was a decision I didn’t want to make. I’m heartbroken and excited, and the story demanded it.
So, yes, I finally faced the inevitable and am changing my protagonist’s name. There, it’s officially stated. That makes it more real. She’ll remain the person she always was, of course, but with a different name.
I’m not losing a character, I’m, ah, well, keeping the same one, but not quite the same.
She and I have been together a long time…
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