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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 .  

When nothing can...

There comes a time when nothing

can be done about life or death,

when present joy or sorrow cuts

too deep and swift for speaking,

when pain or laughter leaves no

breath for any word or scream.

All that is left you then to do

is to wait, let it pass, be still, 

sit mute, listen to the light.


Henry's books.

Henry's books.