Let’s hit the ground running. I’ve had a number of people tell me, perhaps emphatically, that I should have a sequel to The Dark Portal. However, the story within the original novella is self-contained. Theoretically, I could explore another story in that setting, but I’m not inclined at this time. That said, I have been kicking ideas around to possibly serialize The Dark Portal with several stories, all disconnected from each other except through the miasma.
Currently, I’m tinkering with ideas for another story, this one set on earth shortly before the Civil War. The problem with novellas is that people expect the same amount of character development they get in a novel, and that’s just not the case. You can’t get everything in a condensed word count. Novellas are usually about one-third the length of a typical book and plot-driven. We shall see if this new project takes off. Right now, it’s in its infancy and may never come to light. Only time will tell.
That’s it for this round, short and sweet. I shall return…
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