Wow…Did I Get It Wrong?

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Wow…Did I Get It Wrong?

The Realization Of A Foolish Writer

Read about my Trusted Reader and the second Grimn’s Tale.

What does this have to do with writing an eight story series of 12,000 word novelettes?

Everything.

How does a newbie write a series?  Write one, publish, and move on to the next? Or, write them all, revising the series where needed, and pushing them out together?

When I started, I rashly assumed I had sufficient command of the craft in general, and story structure in particular, that I could write, revise and edit a novelette every three months, finishing the series in two years. But I struggled with the first story’s word count, eventually settling for 15,000 words. Chastened, I wrote the second, hitting the word count problem again, eventually going to a longer form to finish with 42,000 words. Continue reading

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