It is official! The Changling has finished taking root in my brain. Yesterday morning, it was simply a thought. Then it became a tangible baby seed that rooted and rolled around in my brain all day waiting to find a soft spot that it could root into. By midnight last night, it found it's soft spot and ever so gently, knowing that I was in a weakened mental state of fatigue, wormed it's way it and took root.
Now the seed has changed from a embryo into a seedling, and soon threatens to become a full fledged teenager! Which is exactly what this one wants so badly to be. A Young Adult novel. I have no choice in the matter, the same way I have no choice but to sit back and watch in horror as my beautiful children grow a bit taller each day, a bit more independent, a step closer to leaving my large and fantastical nest.
So now I will finish the screenplay the way that it is, with the father being the main character, because I believe the movie would work much better that way. But the books will be about the daughter and will be seen through her eyes. I think it will be quite interesting to write two completely different stories based around the same events.
Now I am off to finish my fifth draft of my book Dead Awakening, so that I can let this new seedling out of my head and onto the page!