As for what CM is actually about, here is what I’ve typed for it in the new “Works-In-Progress” section of my sidebar: Fritz discovers that he’s a nix, a Germanic water creature capable of shapeshifting and musically manipulating humans. (Might as well reveal a small something about it, yeah?!)
Since we’re on the topic of CM, here’s the word count for it so far:
18773 / 80000
I still have quite a ways to go, but I didn’t deal with my typical “10K Slump” for this book, so I’m hoping this means I’ll continue to make steady progress and have the first draft out of the way in a matter of months.
Before I had even begun writing the first draft, I made pre-CM art of my protagonist, Fritz, and his best friend, Winnie, to help solidify in my head how they look. (No way did I want to experience 30K+ words of not-knowing, like I did with Arden for FLG!) I don’t think I’ve ever shared that pic here, so I’ll end this post with it, even though it kinda makes me cringe now, having been months since I drew it and all:
(Aren’t they cute?! Too bad they decided to star in one of my books, which spells doom for that cuteness. Tsk, tsk….)