So, I got an email the other day from Writer's Digest about their annual writing competition. Immediately I began plotting a story in my head. However, I am wavering on whether or not to enter. I barely have time to revise the novel I have written. Now I'm considering using what little spare time I have on another story?
But, contest beckons me...
IF I enter it will be in the Genre Short Story category. This category has a maximum of 4000 words. I could do that in my sleep (perhaps literally).
The story I have concocted is actually a prequel to my novel. My main character is a minor character in my novel. This short story will be his backstory.
The "story" part is cheesecake. The "short" part may pose a problem. I'm not sure I can successfully write an entire paranormal romance story in less than 4000 words.
We shall see.