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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 .  

A room with a view...


Even though a friend warns us it is the ultimate test of a marriage, the Main Muse and I have decided to share an office to optimize the space in our little house. In preparation for the move, I've shifted my work station over by the window where I can look out across my wee garden.

Time will tell if that will prove inspiration or distraction. At any rate, I will no longer need to leave my desk and cross the room in order to assess our agricultural configuration.


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