What do you do when short story gets too complicated?
2,000 words down, and I hadn’t even got to the crux of the story I had originally planned.
Actually, my main protagonist was based on a minor character in my Tang dynasty historical novel. Now I’m beginning to wonder if she can be contained in a short story or whether I need something larger… like a novella.
This is NOT a short story.
- Two subplots.
- A cliff hanger I hadn’t anticipated
- Far too many characters
- A main protagonist with an interesting past
- And a potentially even more interesting future.
It’s so very interesting to see where 1 day of NaNo writing can lead.