With the release of my second novel, SOULLESS, I've come to realize that every book has its tricky aspects. While writing a series that deals with time manipulation, I've come across my fair share of pitfalls. Ready to bend your brain?
Top Ten Troubles with Twisting Time
1. Memories: If you could step through time, you'd find yourself in a place where you remembered events that have yet to take place. Say, the Berlin wall coming down. The fall of the Roman empire. How would that mess with your interactions with others?
2. Paradoxes: So he saved the day, but then the person he saved stepped through time and saved him. But, what if they didn't? Then the whole time stream would collapse, right?
4. Forgetting someone doesn't know you: When seeing someone you care about or met three years in the future, you might react on instinct. There's no denying the lighting up of your eyes when you recognize someone, but what if you slipped and went too far?
5. Learning HOW to control time: Alexia has trouble with this. She even over shoots once. Almost to the detriment of those she's trying to help. Oops. Imagine if you overshot by a century or so? (Not saying my characters do that.)
6. Learning your limits: Does traveling through time have a cost? Physical strain? Financial? Technological?