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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I am an artist, accountant and author living in western New York, transplanted from Denmark, Michigan, Florida, West Virginia, Pennsylvania (in that order!) I love the beauty of the world and sharing it with others through jewelry, photography, digital painting and writing.

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