I finished the first draft of Heir to Elara in a characteristic frenzy of end-game writing. Yesterday I wrote 3300 words over a span of about 10 hours, more or less locked in my windowless, closet-like writing room. But it was all worth it. I finished the last 1500 words this morning and printed out the 525 page manuscript.
If the ending is half as exciting to read as it was write, people will be in for a good ride. I’m thrilled with the way the climactic elements of the story unfolded, and of course about being finished with the first book of this planned trilogy.
I’m going to be taking a little vacation now, before getting into serious rewrites and editing. After that it will be on to writing book two: Dark Mage of Midgard.