Hild is done (for now). She has a working title: Light of the World. (Subtitle, if novels had such things, might be something like The woman at the heart of war, politics, and religion in seventh century Britain.) The book, volume one of three, is huge: 963 pages, 197,878 words (excluding the title). I’ve sent […]Read more "Light of the World"
I finished the first draft of the first volume of my novel about Hild. It’s huge: 976 pages (more than 200,000 words). I’ll lose a lot of that in the rewrite, of course, but it will still be long. Submitted as proof: Photo taken with crapcam (sorry about that). It turns out that 976 pages […]Read more "First draft of Hild is finished"
I’m wondering how people feel about anachronisms in historical fiction. Last week I came across a startling instance in a new paperback reprint of a well-received historical-type fantasy (perceived level of tech maybe 2nd or 3rd century CE). This is from a very respectable publisher, lots of critical attention, etc. Yet I hurled it across […]Read more "anachronism!"