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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 .  

In passing...

Anyone passing by today would have thought nothing was happening here worth knowing about. They wouldn't have seen me spreading compost on the asparagus bed, or hauling a load of rocks to the Wild Corner, or working on a new tale. They probably wouldn't have caught me leaving for my walk down along the creek.

There are several secrets to a happy life. One of them is not being noticed.

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