I sat down with my coffee and noticed no mail yet from the source of my current vexation. Within 5 minutes, (last night after our phone call, I sent the txt: Thank u for being u. I get a text from her- Got ur txt. : Training 2day, No email. grr. I text back: Rats! Guess I’ll work on writing, music, sculpture & my self. Have a good day! . . .
So I’m spending the day trying to be productive. I have to stop obsessing on this woman. Baggage still needs another 20,000 words or more, unless I’m going to let it be a novella. It did occur to me yesterday that I might consider writing novellas. . .I have this idea that I have to write full-length novels because that’s what “real writers” do and with the idea that potential publishers/agents won’t take it seriously if you don’t. . .well, it’s not like they’ve been beating down my door. I’ve been doing it all myself.
And then there’s the argument I make frequently, that a book should only be long enough to tell the story. I don’t believe in “padding” as I think it contradicts the act of creation. . .so. IF it becomes clear that Baggage is complete before it reaches standard length, I guess I’ll have to let it be a novella. I’m also trying to get Random Act of Blindness done. It needs to at least double in size to even be able to reach novella size in order to print it in paperback. It’s around 50 pages, and needs to be at least 100.