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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 .  

Every time...

Every time a friend dies who's younger than I am, it's another reminder that I'm in the last chapter of my little hike through the world. Long-range planning doesn't take up a lot of my time these days. 

I'm still digging up dirt to plant a garden this spring, though. I have hopes yet of being above ground when my next novel comes out in February. I feel pretty good. I think I can keep on keeping on for another year, at least.

Just in case I do a little better than that, I've started writing another book. If I'm not around to finish it, I will have at least had some fun on my way out.

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