I’m close to wrapping up the first draft of Stealing Light and remain astonished at how the story has morphed time and time again. The core plot, the one I intended to write from the beginning, remains, but the emphasis on a forming found family, wasn’t intended.
The novel was born a year ago while developing the idea of a school for the gifted in Pannulus. After some initial world building, I launched into the story told from the POV of the principal adult, Tharlise. It started great, but then became too restrictive. I set that version aside and launched into the story again from Vistanna’s POV. It made for a better opening, and I was happy with it—until I wasn’t.
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