First draft of The Enchanted Swans is Finished!

Finished, woohoo!
The Enchanted Swans is done, at least the first draft. This is a novelization of the Children of Lir, a beloved ancient Irish tale. Several months ago, I announced a contest. Whomever came closest to guessing the final word count would win a mention in the novel.
Well, the time has come… drum roll…. the final word count was… 90,548!
The guesses were:
Aethereal Engineer: 101,349
Terri Mulvani: 115,000
123tee: 149,000
Shellie BeaudryL 103,257
dasray: 119,426
Kally Jo Surbeck: 92,000
Gigi Neptune: 113,469
Davidjmobrien: 107,350
Maryeileen Corcoran: 81,000
Patrice Brosnahan Fryklund: 115,801
Catherine Hokin: 103,750
Livonne: 95,422
Metallicwolff: 93,156
Therefore, our winner is….. Kally Jo Surbeck!
Congratulations, Kally Jo! You get to be a character in the novel 🙂
Thanks to everyone who participated. It will likely be a year before this bad boy gets published, but I’m really happy with the first draft. I’ll keep everyone updated on the progress.

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– Better To Have Loved

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– 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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One comment on “First draft of The Enchanted Swans is Finished!
  1. Kally Jo, your name nas been Irishized to Cailín, and you are now a character in my draft! The second draft is done, and clocks in at 92,407 words. 🙂


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