Spoilers ahead! I'm not recapping these chapters in Bloodlines and The Golden Lily, but I do refer to some things that happen in them. These posts are to give some commentary and behind-the-scenes info for people who want to read along (or re-read) with me or walk down memory lane. If you haven't read the books, you might have some surprises ruined. So maybe go grab a copy and read along as we count down to The Indigo Spell! :)
THESE POSTS ARE NOT ABOUT THE INDIGO SPELL! You're safe if you've read the first two books in the series.
Bloodlines, Chapter 20
Fun fact: I had a whole bunch of goofy names for the school’s sewing club, like Pins and Needles and Sew Long. Each time I submitted the manuscript, the names kept getting edited out, so I guess only I thought they were funny. In the end, the club stayed nameless.
I have no trouble making up crazy fantasy world rules and whatnot, but doing crazy things with real world bureaucracy makes me twitchy. It sounds so dull, but I really had to sleuth out how Adrian could take classes right away and deal with the whole issue of admissions, credits, tuition, etc. because in real life, you can't just jump into a college like that without a lot of time and paperwork. There’s a part of me that still worries him getting in is a little farfetched, but in the face of witches and vampires...well, I guess we can look past some college paperwork.
Just because most humans in this series don’t know about vampires doesn’t mean the idea isn’t alive and well in pop culture. Look at the Dracula set-up at the mini-gold course, for example. So, it’s not far out there that a pale girl who doesn’t like the sun would get mocked for being a vampire. Even if Laurel doesn’t seriously believe Jill is one, a mean girl like her wouldn’t hesitate to jump on a physical feature and make fun of it. If Jill had body hair problems, she’d probably get called a werewolf.