As I was writing this afternoon, I discovered that this paragraph had appeared on my computer screen:
“And what about me, Nicodemus?” asked Jane. “This is the second time in this book series that I’ve been locked in a dungeon!”
I didn’t mean for Jane Boffin (née Faraday) to suddenly become so meta, but there it was. I’ll go back tomorrow, repair the broken fourth wall, and rework the scene, toning down Jane’s impertinence just a bit. (She is imprisoned in a dungeon after all.)
This book (the third I’ve written in the Airship Flamel Adventures series) has been listed on my NaNoWriMo page as having the working title of “There Be Dragons Here”. Although that phrase is encountered in the novel, the story has evolved away from the pirate-y connotation that phase implies. I’m still deciding on a final title. There will be dragons though.