Call of the Morrigu – first draft DONE!

  And Call of the Morrigu is finished! First draft is a wrap. The denouement was shorter than I had expected, but the climax scene was longer, so it all works out.

This one fought me. It’s my fifth novel, and three of those were in a series. It’s the shortest novel I’ve written yet (most were 100K). Historical fantasy. I struggled to get out 1000 words a day when I was getting more than 2000 words a day on the others. I took several weeks-long breaks, but finished it after four months. Yesterday, during the climax, is when I got my Flow on… 5500 words in a day, woohoo!

Now to stick it away for a couple weeks to simmer… a total of 58,600 words. I had expected around 60K originally. That will fluctuate up and down with edits, but I usually end up around the same in the end.

The next novel is already percolating in my brain – time to work out some plotlines and plan a scene list! Oh, and character lists… must write!


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– Stunning, Strange and Secret: A Guide to Hidden Scotland
– Mythical, Magical, Mystical: A Guide to Hidden Ireland
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Celtic Fairies, Fables, and Folklore! Bestselling author (top #100 Amazon Canada, #1 in Paranormal Fantasy, Amazon Canada) Christy Nicholas, also known as Green Dragon, is an author, artist and accountant. After she failed to become an airline pilot, she quit her ceaseless pursuit of careers that begin with 'A', and decided to concentrate on her writing. Since she has Project Completion Disorder, she is one of the few authors with NO unfinished novels. Christy has her hands in many crafts, including digital art, beaded jewelry, writing, and photography. In real life, she's a CPA, but having grown up with art all around her (her mother, grandmother and great-grandmother are/were all artists), it sort of infected her, as it were. She wants to expose the incredible beauty in this world, hidden beneath the everyday grime of familiarity and habit, and share it with others. She uses characters out of time and places infused with magic and myth. Combine this love of beauty with a bit of financial sense and you get an art business. She does local art and craft shows, as well as sending her art to various science fiction conventions throughout the country and abroad. Facebook: Homepage: Blog: Twitter:

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