Point #1: I think I’m going to have to give up short story writing for a while while I tackle this monster. Novel writing utilizes such different parts of my brain… it’s like learning how to think all over again from scratch.
The sad part is, I think I used to think like this, before I started writing short stories.
Point #2: I’m thinking also that I’m just going to write and see what happens. No goal-length of 40k or 50k or 60k that will make me feel like a total writerly failure if I don’t make it. Just, write, and when the story’s done, it’s done, and beautiful to boot.
Even if it turns out as a novella, I can still see about getting it epubbed, then everyone can read it, and maybe I’ll end up making myself a niche market with novellas?
Point #3: I had it a minute ago….