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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 Follow.it to deliver Drovers Gap blog directly to your email inbox, click here .  

What I'm reading on my phone...


An old friend who has guided me on more un-paved and mapless rambles than I can recall introduced me to Robert McCammon via his quirky but immensely readable novel, Boy’s Life. Maybe not great literature, sometimes McCammon tells more than the story needs a reader to know, but when he finds his groove, he writes long stretches of pure magic that make one forgive and forget his lapses.

Any writer who can make a reader simultaneously think of Wendell Berry and Ray Bradbury is worth reading some more. So, I will.

 

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