Hit 10k on the “novella” today, only to realize that… this isn’t going to be a novella, because I haven’t even introduced the Major Plot Point (er… something to work on in the edits), and there’s no way I can feasibly do that and wrap it all up on another 25k. Nope, this is going to be just what I didn’t want: a full-fledged novel. Ack, writing short is HARD!!!
But onto another thing — I’ve printed out what I have so far and I’m going to let my hubby read through it, or maybe just for fun, read what I’ve written to him each night as a “bedtime story”. LOL. My question is, do you print out and read over your work as you’ve written it? Have you ever shared what you’ve written with someone close, as it comes out? And are they the kind of person you could trust feedback from?
I’m curious! I know we all handle rough drafts differently, and I’ve never printed & shared before (until the whole thing was done), so this is a new thing. It never hurts to try new things, right?
(Er, unless the new things happen to be poisonous or deadly… so, uh, maybe forget that sentiment…)