The Making of a Novel: Part 13


Hit a new milestone today, 40,000 words. 40K is like a maximum for a novella. A novella is longer than a short story but shorter than a novel. Got it? This story will likely end up somewhere short of  a full novel, often considered to be 80,000 words or more. So what is a 50k or 60k piece of work called? A little bastard?

Been at it almost every day. Don’t want to start getting cocky, but I think this one might be my best yet. I’m trying to hold down the backstories and keep the lulls at a minimum. I’m at an awkward place right now, nothing in mind but the ending and 40k words doesn’t quite cut it. Praying to the writer gods for inspiration.


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