This is an interesting blog, but to me 60,000 or 80,000, it’s just a book. Why do we need to differentiate?
This is something I’ve considered.
Maybe I just need to wrap things up and call it a day.
Writing a novel is a daunting task. A finished novel, after editing and cutting, will be about 60,000 words. Which means I need to write about 80,000 or more. Gotta give the editor plenty to slash out of the manuscript. Sigh…
So maybe I should consider changing my goal.
Have you ever considered the novella?
There is a lot more wiggle room regarding word count, with a novella. Usually between 30 to 60,000. With fewer words, comes fewer characters, fewer scenes, and fewer conflicts. Story structure is still very important but with the novella things happen fast. There isn’t time to drag out the tension nor room to waste words.
No, we must get to the point quickly, leading the reader to the climax with little detours.
How would you go…
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