I'm still marveling at how different Lucy comes out now that her name isn't Laura. Laura did some naive things that Lucy would never have done, and so I can only cross them out and shake my head. It's like night and day. Or rather more like day and some entirely different day. It's just plain strange. I've never done something like this before, where instead of making a character more comprehensible or changing a trait or two, I've substituted in some entirely different person. And of course the story is going differently (minor character, so not entirely differently): it's got different people in it. Interesting to watch, though. And I feel like Laura is still wandering around my head somewhere -- she hasn't become Lucy, she's just been removed from this project. (I try to avoid Python references as overdone in geek circles, but she really is Sir Not Appearing In This
As I'm doing revisions, I feel like I was sitting around saying, "Hey, we should put an expansion on the house," and then I went out side to find that I dug and poured the foundations in my sleep a year ago. And the concrete seems to be holding, so...okay then. I'll just keep building as I have the energy for it.