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Here's looking at you, sweetheart.

Been a less than exciting past couple of days. worked, did taxes, vegetated, worked, and oh, yeah, did a little writing.

Added 3,850 words to The Full Moon Affair over the past two days. Definitely have left short story-ville and am wondering if I'm going full novella or will stop at novelette with this one. I'm suspecting novella. Then again, I tend to run long on first drafts.

Really didn't mean for it to run as long as it has, but one, I'm having fun introducing characters and two, when trying to capture all the stuff that goes on in a radio drama and synthesize it into pure written word, there's a lot more exposition that needs to happen. Sound effects and music can push a radio show along when it may take me an extra three or four sentences to properly set the scene.

Sure, some of this may come out in the editing, but for now, I'm just seeing where my private detective and his client are taking me. And we haven't even met Mr. X yet. (cue evil laughter here.)

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queenoftheskies
Feb. 10th, 2012 01:28 pm (UTC)
Longer stories are usually more interesting, don't you think?
nightwolfwriter
Feb. 10th, 2012 01:39 pm (UTC)
I am a novelist at heart. I can't deny that.

I find short stories are harder to write because I love the world building and like to explore the new vistas I've invented to write about. Still I like the challenge of the short, trying to pare down a story to its most essential elements.

Some stories though refuse to cooperate though.

I'm thinking this is one of those.
snapes_angel
Feb. 11th, 2012 01:09 pm (UTC)
Don't let it worry you. There's always room to break the rules, or to have a novel or novella written where you'd intended a short story. Or the start of a multi-book idea. <,
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