July 7th, 2003

A Pocket Full of Murder

I told myself I wasn't going to do this...

...and at the time I even believed it, but I had not banked on just how anal retentive my Internal Editor can be.

I know that most of the people who would be interested in the Darkness and Light trilogy have already read it, so a few changes here and there aren't likely to bring in new readers. I also know that a lot of HP ficcers are in the same boat as I am, and most of them don't seem to be worrying about it. None of that seems to make any difference to the right head of this particular Runespoor, however, so...

I have decided that for my own peace of mind, and for the sake of having a reasonably stable foundation on which to build future fics (at least until the next HP book comes out), I have got to go back and reedit D&L to bring it into line with new canon. And then I'll replace the existing versions on FF.net, FA, and SQ with the updated ones.

The real problem is, once I start editing I find I want to edit everything, and I don't have time for that... it took me about two hours to edit the first chapter of the first story and I'm still fiddling about with it.

How do I get myself into these things?
A Pocket Full of Murder

*blinks blearily at screen*

If you happen to be temporarily insane, or perhaps just extremely bored, you can check out the OOtP-revised version of The Potions Master's Apprentice. If nothing else, uploading a new version of this story will give me a chance to change the Worst Summary Ever.

Whether I'll get around to re-editing the second and third stories remains to be seen. "Personal Risks" shouldn't be too bad, but thanks to George Weasley, the first chapter of "If We Survive" is a doozy...