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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 Follow.it to deliver Drovers Gap blog directly to your email inbox, click here .  

She flies...


Millicent McTeer, aka The Winged Child, is finally taking flight. I met my new publisher via Zoom and it was a big "Yes!" all around.

I can't promise Millicent's cover will look like the picture, but this is the image I've had fixed in my head since I began writing the first lines of this tale two years ago.

It's been an intriguing journey during which I've fallen in love with my protagonist. Now we're taking the last turn toward home. I'll keep you posted on our progress.

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