Friday, April 25, 2014

Update on Anglo-Saxon novel

Almost exactly two years from the day I first began researching Anglo-Saxon history with an eye towards writing a historical novel, I have finally written the last scene in the novel. The book clocks in at about 88,000 words so far, but it is definitely not finished yet. I skipped over some scenes, mainly ones that required additional research before writing them. The missing scenes (about 10,000 to 15,000 words total) need to be written, and then I must work on revisions. There are some scenes in which it seems more like the characters are giving a lecture on herbs rather than having a conversation, and it will take time to finish the editing. But it still feels good to have reached this point! Thank you to Camp Nanowrimo for for providing some extra motivation to keep on writing.

My main character has a horse that resembles this Icelandic mare. Picture from the Wikimedia Commons. Photograph by Audrey, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

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