But today's topic is about length. How long should this work be? Using the works of the above-mentioned authors as a guide, I have determined that these stories will probably be relatively short, running the equivalent of 165 pages (41,250 words) or so. Information presented on the Wiki page on Length of a Novel places that firmly in the "novel" category, according to Locus Magazine. However, as also noted on that page, conventional publishing wisdom makes that just shy of a novel, and only a novella.
The question is, is this distinction even a concern? And more importantly, is it even relevant in the ePub view of things? For that's where my market is. This book, and any sequels, are planned as self-published eBooks, most likely through Amazon for the Kindle.
Of course, this could all be academic. The story could very well end up being much longer (or even shorter) than planned.
|This cover by the late Jeffrey Jones|
is similar to what I will be attempting.
So, stay tuned for more information on Gorus the Gray!