Mark Twain was right. Damn him.
I suppose, like with everything else, the only solution is to try to carry it off so that everyone comes along for the ride--or to write it like that and deal with it later. Regardless, worrying about it is chewing up too much writing time--I'm up to 18K (in like barely over two days!) and the story is going, so I have to just stop overthinking and hammer while the hammering's good.
*turns undead at 4th level*