Tidbit: There are five lengths of fiction stories.**I wanted to write a shorter side story about one of my characters but I didn't need a whole novel to do so - hence the novella length. It is actually on the long side for a novella, as it is *just* shy of 40k words. I plan to publish it ONLY as an ebook for now, but I am open to publishing it as a short paperback in the future.
- Flash fiction is generally < 1000 words.
- A short story is between 1000 and 5000 words.
- A novelette is between 5k and 20k words.
- A novella is between 20k and 40k words.
- A novel is > 40k words.
So, are you ready to see the cover and hear more about the story?
The Sailor's Kiss
Elizabeth Wilson wants nothing more than to marry her childhood sweetheart and begin their life together. But when Stephen enlists as a sailor and runs off to sea, her entire world comes crashing down. Heartbroken and confused, she struggles to find her way without Stephen by her side, until one day she stumbles upon the minister's quiet, studious son at the beach. A friendship soon springs up between them, but it is not long before she realizes that Anthony is interested in being more than just friends. Will Elizabeth be able to weather the storm as she waits for Stephen's return, or will she build a new life with Anthony instead?
The Sailor's Kiss is currently in revisions, but I hope to have it finished and ready for publication in March or April. Stay tuned for updates!
**Story length is arbitrary - the lengths suggested are only approximate guidelines