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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 .  

Go for it...

Don't write any fiction for money you can't write for love. But if you feel you must earn some cash from your scribbles, consider short stories. Pro-level pay starts around five cents per word. At that rate, If you're writing every day, putting in your hours, you can almost earn a living at it.

And if you write a lot of stories, now and then one of them might turn into a novel. If that happens, by all means, go for it. Novels are usually more fun than profit, but they look good on your bio.

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