Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Two Done, Two to Go

The second novella is complete. A tad over 11000 words. The story I think is good, warm and funny. I have the blurb for the query letter completed and most of the synopsis completed. Just need to again do a line edit on the blurb and synopsis, put the whole shooting match together and off it goes to the publisher.
Two more novellas to go in my four novellas by July 15th challenge. The next one is set in Alaska, is another romance with a little mystery thrown in for the fun of it.The third one I have goaled out at 30K to 50,000 words. Eleven thousand words is just too short, but that story just would not go any farther than that. It says what it says and nothing else.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Love in Sin City

I have submitted my Novella to three publishers. The novella is "Love in Sin City", a romance.
The novella form is interesting and was hard for me to use. I'm such a blabber fingers, that keeping the story tight and focused in 25000 words was a good experience for me. It also took no time to write when compared to a novel at 90000 words. Just line editing that is a full time career. The novella seemed a piece of cake to edit with only 85 pages.
Today, I'm returning to work on the Cat shape shifter novella form, I'm just a few pages into the synopsis. I've never written a paranormal anything before. Another genre to try. I think all this shifting between genre has to be good for my writing skills. I have another novella in mind and then back to the long form.