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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 .  

...on the hill.


A couple dozen blueberry bushes are growing up on the hill behind the house. That's where the most sunshine lands on our place. Some cedar frames for raised vegetable beds are going in between the berries. We'll have some okra and tomatoes up there this summer, maybe some greens and onions for spring and fall.


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