Call of the Morrigu – another draft done!

It is a difficult thing to correct your own manuscript. In fact, it’s the hardest thing about writing, at least for me. The only other thing that comes close is marketing the book.

 

But to look at a poetic, powerful passage, and realize that it must be removed… it hurts. And then you have to fix other parts that relied upon that scene. And the loose ends start whipping you in the face until you bleed.

 

But I have finally gotten through the most difficult of edits, the first full read-through after your first draft. I usually wait a while between those steps to clear my mind of the tale. In this case, I wasn’t particularly happy with the first draft, so I waited almost a year. But now, after a long and painful edit, I’m much happier.

 

My draft grew 5,000 words in this incarnation. But that’s a good thing. Some of my scenes were too sparse, some of my characters too flat.

 

Anyone want to take a guess at the final word count?

#amwriting #histfic #morrigan #pagan #ireland #rebellion

 

Call of the Morrigu:

The past can be dangerous

Life wasn’t easy in 1798 Ireland. Rebellions were rising across the countryside, and the English could be cruel overlords. However, this brutality hadn’t reached the small country estate of Strokestown.

 

Theodosia Latimer, along with her grandfather, were on a mission to discover the past. They decided to excavate some ancient mounds on their estate. But when they discovered an imprisoned goddess straight out of Ireland’s rich mythological history, they were dumbfounded and frightened.

 

Tasked with integrating this primeval warrior woman into polite society, they developed both respect and fear for the powerful goddess. Would they be able to tame her lust for violence in the upcoming rebellion? Or would they fall victim to it?

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I write historical fantasy novels, mostly set in Ireland, and a contemporary romance based on my parents’ 30-year search for true love. Don’t miss information on Celtic myth and history, as well as practical travel planning tips, and hidden places, in my travel books.

– Better To Have Loved – Contemporary romance based on the true story of my parents’ 30-year search for love

– Legacy of Hunger – Historical fantasy set in 1846 Ireland

– Legacy of Truth – Historical fantasy set around 1800 Ireland. Prequel to Legacy of Hunger, on pre-order now, release date July 6th, 2016.

– Legacy of Luck – Historical fantasy set in 1745 Ireland and Scotland. Prequel to Legacy of Truth, tentative release date January, 2017!

– 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: www.facebook.com/greendragonauthor Homepage: www.greendragonartist.com Blog: www.greendragonartist.net Twitter: www.twitter.com/greendragon9

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