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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 .  

An exultation...

 An oratorio of spring rain

outside my door on April evening,

an exultation far surpassing

all the choirs and colored glass

in all cathedrals on this Earth,

the tears of God freefallen here

before we ever thought our need,

to quench the thirsty darkness

and raise each buried life to light.

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