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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 .  

One more time...

Having escaped the clutches of a second publisher, The Winged Child manuscript is being subjected to one more round of author edit before it flies off again. It has been a profitable exercise so far, and I dare not promise yet that this will be the last time.

I confess I have fallen in love with Millicent McTeer (aka the winged child). It will be hard when finally I have to turn her loose to some ruthless editor.

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