Now that the writing/editing phase with several of my old books is over, I look at them mostly to see if there’s still something that isn’t explained. Why did I write it that way? What does this character mean? Things I didn’t think about when I was actually writing.
For Facets of Fantasy, there were a lot of character dynamics that are noticeable. Brynea and Ferdinand’s relationship and why it’s in the story; why Violet is unusually solitary and doesn’t mind having almost no friends, which is strange for a teenage girl; and the whole odd social setup of Milland, its outdated, shady politics and a charmless king with unexplainedly poor manners.
The truth is that Brynea is trying to alert Karl to something, but she's not a very good communicator and she can't get anyone to understand her. She's also a scaredy-cat about revealing things that might jeopardize her job at the court and so she often reverts to talking about her boyfriend instead.
Violet isn't a typical girl. That's the reason for her behavior. She likes to drift into places with an intention of supervising them, especially if people are up to mischief. Probably a useful person to have as a daughter if you own a huge old house with huge gardens that are hard to watch over. Of course she won't admit she's that bossy and prefers to describe herself as shy and having little social ability.
And Alyce . . . well, I still don't have an explanation for Milland. A lot of it is very fishy, you know. :)
And there will be more updates.
I live surrounded by cultivated fields that rapidly give way to wild flowers, wild plants, and wild life. I get most of my ideas while drifting innocuously around my house and some of those ideas get into print.