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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 world of its own...

Every garden is its own world. The most interesting lives in my garden are not the ones I planted. We crave the mysterious, seek ever after the unmapped country, the creatures not yet named, uncharted waters, woods where we must make our own path.

You needn't go far to be found by Mystery but you must look deeply. If we do our weeding properly, among all those we will pull, we'll find the ones to keep.


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