TRAVELER Q&A: How Has The Book Changed?
A reader reached out to me on Tuesday to ask how TRAVELER has changed from the original incarnation.
Wow. Where do I begin?
I don’t want to give away too much, but I did mention before that we dropped the time-travel element from one of the major characters. It was introduced at the very end of the book, anyway, and honestly, it was too much. And unnecessary. The character can do what needs to be done without out, and with a lot more cleverness and ingenuity.
There was another major change to one of Jessa’s alter egos (if you never read the original – the protagonist travels into other realities, so she gets to inhabit various versions of herself). I’m not going to get specific on that because if you didn’t read the original while it was on trial at Swoon Reads, knowing this tidbit about the other Jessa might color the story for you. Suffice it to say, that one was hard to give up but the reasoning was that it made the story very dark, and created a question about Jessa’s behavior that couldn’t be resolved.
Other than that, the timeline has altered a bit to introduce action (and Finn) a little earlier in the story – which is so much better. I have a bad habit of writing slow openings and now the pacing is great and the story is much clearer. I feel great about it!
Looking forward to sharing TRAVELER with you early in 2017!!