Wednesday, 1 June 2011

New Excerpt from Novella posted!



Yep, it's a historical!

I have to say that now I've completed my novella, it was tough writing it. The word count alone proved restrictive in its own right, for where I would have let prose flow and flourish in flood of emotions and character angst for a 90,000 -100,000 + word count, I continually found myself having to cut to the bone and tighten per scene as though writing a script for one hour of TV drama, though I guess what I've written would need several episodes to convey the story without need for slicing the bone for soup. Anyhoo, if anyone is interested in a little read, it's on my writer profile blog here.   

7 comments:

N. R. Williams said...

Congratulations on completing the novella. Every work has its own challenges. I wonder if that is a cliche. Its true anyway.
Nancy

li said...

oooh, a pirate! Delicious.

Raquel Byrnes said...

Congratulations! I love swashbuckling stories.

By the way, I posted a response to the tag!

Hope you stop by to take a peek.

Francine Howarth said...

Hi girls,

Yep Nancy, it certainly was a challenge. But, I saw it an exercise in honing, and I can only hope the characters are as fully rounded as they would be in a novel!

Li, kind of a pirate, but there's a twist on that!

Raquel, thanks, I'll check out tag!

best
F

N. R. Williams said...

Hi Francine.
I shared the tag you gave me today.
Nancy

Margo Benson said...

I have his delicious image with me now ;-)

It's great to read more of this tale - wasn't the beginning your excerpt for an earlier RFW? So tantalising, Francine!

Francine Howarth said...

Hi Margo,

It is the same novel. I really love it now it's finished! ;)

best
F