My short story didn’t actually change that much since I first got the idea. Some small details of my story changed but the main idea stayed the same. In the beginning, I wanted my story to be about a dead husband, and the wife was looking for him and that’s basically what mine is still about. My milieu probably changed the most, it was originally supposed to be about people being scared of the undead but then I couldn’t execute that so I tried to make it about Victorian morality (keyword: tried). My minor characters developed more since the start of this process (considering I didn’t have any at the beginning). Before, the grandmother in my story wasn’t necessary and she didn’t have any real effect, but in the final copy, I made her the ‘wise old man’ stereotype. I mainly just changed her because I needed a minor character, other than the supermarket guy, but I actually really like her character now. My rough draft is a lot less detailed than the final draft, I rushed the end of my rough draft because I just wanted it to be done and not like 8 pages long, but for my final draft, I made it more descriptive. I like my story I guess, I really like my characters, or at least Gwen. I still wish I had gone more in-depth into Gwen’s thoughts before she killed herself but I didn’t want to make my story too depressing.
Book 1 was pretty good. The ending was good but kind of predictable. It didn’t really feel complete but I was expecting that because there are two other books in that series. For my second book, I will probably read the second book in that series, or if I’m allowed to (hint hint) I want to read some aura reading books or some books about witchcraft that my gram gave me.