Monthly Archives: November 2021

80,000 UP

I have now passed the 80,000-word mark. Appropriately for a story set during World War ll, the 80,000th word was ‘Germans’. At least that means something. It could just as easily have been something banal, like ‘if’ or ‘very’.

Having already met briefly earlier in the book, Bruno and Alice are about to encounter one another again,

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I passed this figure more than two and a half thousand words ago, but I was so engrossed in what I was writing that I didn’t notice. The story has now moved on and the Battle of Britain is raging. The book sees it from two viewpoints, those of Bruno and Alice,

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