Something About Sheritta #12

DSC_7477What did you edit out of your most recent work-in-progress?

In The Outlaw, I had the character of Henry as a completely different person. He was going to be a cattle driver, working a legitimate job and volunteering out of nowhere to accompany Ben and Sarah on their quest to find the outlaw Clarence. That didn’t sit well for two reasons. The first was that I changed the story location to Colorado and in the place their at, there was no cattle driving going on. There was the Goodnight-Loving Trail but it led up the central-eastern side of the state toward Denver, which my characters never venture close to. Secondly, it didn’t make sense that Henry would just want to drop a perfectly good paying gig to accompany them. I planned out this story years ago and it was more of a rough idea at the time. I hadn’t thought it all the way through. Now that I had more time to think, I decided to make Henry more of an outlaw/rogue type of guy and that he actually knew Ben from their days working on the railroad. This made more sense for his involvement in the story and added a little more dimension to Ben’s character at the same time.

About Sheritta Bitikofer

Sheritta Bitikofer is an author of eclectic tastes. When she's not writing her next historical fiction or urban fantasy novel, she can be found volunteering at her local animal shelter, shooting archery at a medieval reenactment event, trekking across a battlefield, watching a historical documentary, or having coffee with her husband at their favorite café. A wife and fur-mama to two rescue dogs, she makes time to write engaging and moving stories about shifters, vampires, and magic that enthrall readers from cover to cover.
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