Author’s Note: I haven’t written anything about my writing project in a long time, so I decided I’d dedicate this week to sharing some tidbits of what I’ve been up to with it.
There’s a group of beings in my story that play a very central role to everything that happens. For the longest time I referred to them as titans, but I’ve never liked that word, mainly because “titan” feels a bit generic and has become heavily used in fiction and pop-culture over the past 5 or so years. I’ve been looking for a new title to use for them, and earlier this year I found one that (currently) isn’t overused and additionally has the benefit of being a better fit for who these beings are. I now call them aeons. The term aeon can refer to multiple things and for my story I’m using it in a similar way to the Gnostics, for whom an aeon was an exalted spiritual being. You might think this changing of terms to be only a small step in the progress of figuring out my story, and it is, but it’s still an important small step in that it’s one less thing I have to figure out.