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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 .  

Hori hori...

This hori hori ("dig dig" in English) is a traditional all-purpose Japanese gardening tool, useful for digging, weeding, trimming, planting. One edge is serrated for cutting roots and branches.

I wouldn't recommend it, but in a pinch, one could maintain a small garden with this one tool. Mine was made in Japan by Nisaku, and there are a number of manufacturers and artisans who make hori hori in the U. S.

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