1. Come up with characters.
2. Write a novel with said characters.
3. Realize that you have more fun writing a subplot with a minor character than the main plot.
4. Realize you have no plot.
5. Have beta confirm your troubles with the novel.
6. Revise novel. Query novel. Get rejected.
8. Put novel aside.
9. Realize that you can’t let go of the subplot and decided to write a novella.
10. Finish a draft of the novella.
Pearl’s story is 98 pages long and 28,444 words. I’m going to let it sit for a few days, then do a re-read because I’m worried that it’s still a little choppy. And now that it’s its own complete story, I wonder if the resolution seems too easy.
I’ll let Pearl have a word:
She flexed her fingers.