Novel or Novella?

Not related to the post title, but much more interesting, there’s a month-long party going on on the 18th Century History blog, launching off with a giveaway from me.  Possibly everyone who reads my blog and wants one has already got a copy of False Colors, but if you haven’t here’s a chance to get one free.

http://18thcenturyhistory.com/post/8336696361/happy-august-its-time-for-our-first-giveaway-a

Even if you’re not at all interested in that, the blog is worth bookmarking and coming back to regularly, and not just for the month of giveaways 🙂

Meanwhile, back to the post title, I’m 20K into a m/m historical novella set in Saxon times.  It’s heading for 30K once it’s finished and I’m beginning to wonder if I should expand it into a short novel.  It might benefit from some more buildup and more… well, everything.  But if I do that it will be a much longer time before I can start on the next fantasy novel.  Anyone got an opinion?  Should I
a) Finish the novella.  Start the next fantasy novel.
b) Turn the novella into a novel.  Start the next fantasy novel later.
c) Forget writing!  Concentrate on learning Coton’s tunes on the pennywhistle in time for practice season starting in September.
d) Something else.

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Jennifer
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Longer is always better as long as it isn’t filler. Good characters need to be given their head and allowed to run (: Plus, that way we get to hang out with the characters longer… which is always a bonus.

Elin Gregory
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I think that if you have the feeling the story will make a novel it probably will. Also, Saxon novel from La Beecroft certainly gets my vote. 😀

I tried your link on Twitter to the 18th Century blog but it 503ed me 🙁 I’ll try again

Lee Benoit
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As I always mourn coming to the end of your books, I say go long! (That said, I adore your fantasy voice too, so I vote long and fast, so you can get to the next project…)

(Didn’t mean that to sound filthy…)

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