About two months ago I posted about a short story I’d finished in my mystery series. I still like it, but I think I’m going to hold off publishing it.

Why?

Because I think it’s better as a novel. A member of my writing group made a suggestion, and it really got me thinking. I think I like it a lot better as a full-length novel than as a 30 page short story.

Unfortunately, that means it’s going to take longer to come out. I’m working hard on my sci-fi novel–it’s already 56,000 words, about as long as The Saints Go Dying, with plenty more to go. And it’s going really really well.

Finishing that is my primary writing goal right now. When it’s done, I’ll have to take a break from it before beginning the editing process. So that will be a good time to start the work of turning this Beautyman short story into something bigger.

So that’s where things stand right now! A short story that’s going to get a lot longer soon, and a sci-fi novel that is really fun. I’m so excited to get that one out into the world.