Update! I’m about half way through, but had to take a short hiatus while I moved to New York. Now I’m mostly settled in and on the wagon again! More news coming in a couple of weeks, hopefully!
I am currently writing a novel based on the Irish tale of the Children of Lir. It is an ancient tale, and my novels usually run between 70,000 words and 110,000 words.
Working title right now is The Enchanted Swans (thanks to Michele Erdvig at Ireland, Yes! for many wonderful suggestions!)
I would like to hold a contest in which you guess the total number of words in the first draft. The person who comes closest wins. The winner gets some variation of his or her name as a character in the novel. It won’t be a main character, as most of those names are already set by the tale. But you could be the weapons mistress, or the queen (oddly enough, she isn’t named in the tales). You could be the main character’s crush, or a bard who helps the children, or the head guard in the great hall. It will…
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