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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 .  

Finding fault...

The Faulting Angel flew in today.

"What important thing have you done,"

He said, "To make the world better

Than it was?" I thought about my day.

"I shoveled my walk clear of snow,"

I said, "And then I wrote a poem."

The Faulting Angel fluttered her wings,

"You think that's the most important

Thing the world needs now?" it roared.

I closed my eyes and whispered softly, 

"No, it's only the most important thing

I could do today." There came a sound

windywild. When I opened my eyes,

The Faulting Angel had fled away.

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  1. To your credit: You took a photo, you appreciated beauty, you told the truth.


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