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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 .  

Some folk talk...

Some folk talk to trees, I've heard,

Though the wise ones just listen,

The trees already know more

About us than we'll ever know

About trees. What they can tell,

If we have ears to hear with,

Or hearts large enough to hold

Their secrets, would haul us

Right outside our confining

Skins, and make us brothers

To the mountain, and sisters

To bright air and watersong.


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