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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 .  

Enough is enough...

Everybody must be somewhere, and I'm glad and grateful to be right here.

It's a snug little house, big enough for two. After being cooped up all winter we got a bee in our bonnet to add on another room. When two contractors had backed out of the project, we began wondering if we were being given some time to reflect.

Reflect we did, and concluded that it is a little late in our season to be building a bigger barn. We have enough house, just too much stuff. We can fix that.

Enough is always enough.

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