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Writing Wendl - attrition...

Status report on the current novel project, Wendl the Fallen : At around 60,000 words, I've killed off a couple of characters, which is usually an early sign that the story is finding me. The target is a rough draft of about 100,000 words in twelve chapters, which will trim down in re-write and editing to something like 70,000 words in ten chapters. I've never written a novel this dark before - or this funny. To be honest, I'm not at all sure I'll ever be able to finish it. Meanwhile, The Winged Child will be out in February. That is my best one so far.   Henry's books . If you would like to deliver Drovers Gap blog directly to your email inbox, click here .  

Merry Christmas and Misuzu, too...

Meet Misuzu, our 2020 Christmas tree. If the weather cooperates, we'll have her permanently ensconced with her Stoneguard in time to dress up for Christmas Day. She's a blue spruce. Susan, down at the Gardener's Cottage on Nostalgia Court, found her for us.

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  1. Give her lots of space so that she may celebrate many Christmasses.

    1. Ellie, likely she has a lot more Christmasses in her than I do.


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