So I made a mistake. I didn't research something as well as I should have both then and now. Six years ago I revamped a very old story in the Vampires in Vegas universe. I did try to see where Arrigo could live on the strip and at that time only the SkySuites came up so I picked it. I didn't have GoogleEarth then and barley had internet that wasn't dial up at that point. So I made an error. It's the wrong place for Arrigo and I've moved it to the Veer.
Of course, Crisis in Faith was published in 2010 with the wrong living area and it had a balcony. I'm not sure that even Sky had those. Originally in the 90s when these stories were first written it was in New Orleans but even in 1993 that was a cliche setting for vampire stories (I was younger then, more naive, forgive me). I should have edited out that balcony bit since it really didn't matter if they were there or in the living room looking out over the view. Sigh.
But that was my lack of due diligence six years ago. This current lack ties into it. Crisis has been out there for six years. I am busy turning the story that proceeded it Blood Red Roulette into a novel so you'd think I would have reread that old companion story. Yeah, I didn't. I was always 'too busy.' So I wrote Fadil into the story (albeit long distance since I knew he came to Vegas in Crisis). Honestly I thought originally Arrigo spoke to Fadil about Eleni in the short story.
I was wrong. It's not a tremendously hard fix mind you. And there a few others I have to make. Frankly I'm sad to have to make them because it makes more sense for Fadil to have been consulted. I guess I'll have to make him unreachable somehow. I'll have to come up with another friend Arrigo calls on. That's not hard as Fadil is never really seen in the novel.I could trim out some of the scenes entirely and improve word count.
But I'm still annoyed. I'd rather revise Crisis and I know that's possible to but it's not just cleaning up some grammar and removing a few epithets. It's changing content (beyond changing the name of his condo which I AM doing because the SkySuite is way down on the wrong end of the Strip for what I wanted).
Next time (because there will be other sequels etc of various series), reread no matter how busy you are.