I WROTE A VICTORIAN LESBIAN CALLED MAUDE.
Because I completely forgot that ONE OF THE VICTORIAN LESBIANS IN WORLD-FAMOUS NOVEL OF VICTORIAN LESBIANS ‘FINGERSMITH’ IS CALLED MAUD.
I have to go back and change her name now, and since I’ve already written the character, she will ALWAYS be called Maude in my head and just pretending to be called something else.
But there is no way I can not change it, because I have enough problems with accidental derivativeness as it is. (See this story I wrote yesterday. The one with the blind superheroine? I totally thought her up before I’d ever heard of Daredevil. This was before the movie. Then found out about Daredevil and just didn’t write her for maybe 13 years. Then yesterday I went ‘screw it’ and wrote her anyway. And now, this. ARGH!)