"I am the AUTHOR. I OUTRANK you." -- Franz Liebkind
Since the first step I seem to have developed in getting my thoughts together for writing seems to be making a list, here’s a list of stuff I want to try to work into the story that I know about now:
- Ilya, his father, and Ravchenko weren’t refugees like Vasiliy, but rather doctors going to a place that was in need. Vasiliy was going to Omsk but decided to follow along with Ilya & Ravchenko because hey why not? (he ended up hating Omsk)
- People were just randomly being killed by the government left and right. Going to ask Alex about some specific incidents that I’m going to try to work in, but this would probably drive the Bazykinas to be a lot more quiet about their actions, and the issue of petitioning the government for their grievances would just be stupid (not that it would stop Ilya). Their relationship with Ushakov will have to be reconsidered, because the government considering them refugees would even be too much.
- The 2nd riot and Vasiliy’s arrest and release are going to have to be reconsidered. The Kolchak government at this time was rapidly crumbling and the White Army was desperately focused on stopping the advance of the Red Army down the Irtysh. Or I may not have to change chat happens at all, just make the conditions surrounding them a lot more desperate. Actually, yeah, I think that will work.
Questions to ask:
- housing soldiers. Where did they stay?
- Army conscription. How old did you have to be, how could you get out of it?
So yeah. I guess before I can move on with the story I’ll have to re-write some parts (but thankfully not too much), but hopefully with that I can still add to the overall word count…. >_> if you delete 1,000 words and then add 1,000 new words does that count as +1000 words to your nano word count? fuck it. It does.