marycatelli (marycatelli) wrote,
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pondering length

One complication of my style of writing outlines is that I have only the vaguest idea how long the story will be once the outline is done.

But sometimes I can guess -- long enough to be hard to sell.  grump, grump, grumble. . .

There are some lengths for which there are just no markets:  too long for magazines and anthologies, too short for a full length book.  The Unpublishable Void, I call it.  

Oh, well, with the latest outline to seem this length, I might be able to work up more stories about the characters -- I have a few ideas -- and write a fix-up without managing to sell its parts.

Still -- GROUSE.

Tags: outlining, story length, writing
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