After checking out old files of the old Fort Kearny Mysterie Stories project which included a prologue story that won me the NaNoWriMo 2008 Challenge, I felt like the beginning of the first chapter was seriously lacking. I’ve been reading more books ever since then (most notably mystery novels) and noticed that the beginning should always be direct to the point. Introduce the main character and supporting characters right at the bat. Let the “case” begin gradually as the characters end up getting involved in a situation they did not expect to be involved with. And then go from there, important back stories included.
So, that’s what I started doing as of these past few days. I made major changes from the original FKMS project including the names of the characters and even reduced the number of characters as well. I removed Eljin Horie because it seems that his personality was really dragging while being sarcastic at the same time but for some odd reason I couldn’t create Eljin to be a serious, clever detective. For some strange reason I always found Airi Horie as that serious, clever detective because she was always optimistic and that optimism hides her intelligence at the same time. Thus, I decided to eliminate Eljin and made Airi as the main character. To replace Eljin, I created Kappei “Kap” Horie, the genius younger brother whom I had him inherit Eljin’s original character somewhat.
There’s a lot more, but for now, I’ll leave all that information off for now. I also came up with a new title: Crux Odyssey Society.