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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 .  

Progress update: Kitchen Garden.

The Kitchen Garden is beginning to show her shape now. The standing stones are placed, though there may be a few minor adjustments yet. Next week, some flat stepping stones will be selected and hauled down the hill. Then it will be time to think more about plantings and ground cover.

The little spruce tree looks very much at home, already. It is her garden, after all.

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