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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 .  

Isn't she grand?

This little Abies grandis is the newest arrival in the Kitchen Garden. She was a Christmas gift from the Main Muse. Grand fir is more resistant than our eastern native Fraser Fir (Abies fraseri) to the woolly adelgid that is slowly killing our resident hemlocks. Spraying large trees with horticultural oils like neem oil is impractical, but if need arises it should suffice to protect the two wee conifers in our tsubo niwa.

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