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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 .  

For real...

 All my pronouncements about retiring from fiction and becoming a poet notwithstanding, it appears I am writing another novel for real now. At least, a prologue and first chapter have appeared. Here's the "elevator pitch:" 

An other-than-human bookseller gives away magical and life-altering volumes to random customers who wander into the shop.

Hard to say what an agent or publisher might make of that. At this point, I can't say what I'll make of it. I'll keep you posted.


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