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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 .  

Garden report.

Here's the wee garden going into summer. The time has arrived for some serious weeding. I've been reluctant to weed, except for grass, in case something might appear that I'd want to keep. 

We've had to install curtains in our workroom. Otherwise, when I'm supposed to be writing, I'm gazing out the window at this, plotting what to do next.

The garden is well populated with trees now. Four of them at latest count. Although they will be pruned to size and shape, if I accumulate any more, the garden will need to become less wee.


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