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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 .  

To start with...

How better to start a new year than to work in a new garden. Until now, the little ishi niwa project behind the kitchen has been mostly a matter of moving rocks and dirt around. Now, at last, it is time to begin considering plantings for the space.

The first moss transplant was installed this week around the little blue spruce who is the central player in the garden, except for the stones of course. They were there first.


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