July 10, 2014 Leave a comment
After months of working on my upcoming novella, The Blood Legion: Oracle. Today I finally reopened The Dark Chamber ready to tackle it and immediately ran into one problem. Lukas. More appropriately Lukas’ name. You see, when I was coming up with names for the characters in Legion (this is what I call the The Blood Legion book in my head) one of them wanted to be named Luca, which is a very similarly sounding name as Lukas. I tried to tell Luca that Lukas already had that name, but he turned out to be stubborn and refused to change his name.
I let it go, writing the story, letting Luca become who he became, but now that I’m back to working on Chamber I can’t help but wonder if I didn’t try hard enough to find a different name for Luca. Or do characters name themselves and once they choose their name there’s no going back?