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Run for the Roses

November 24, 2013 by Suzi

I apologize if the blog looks goofy. I’m trying to figure out why this is happening.

Today I’ve got someone fun here to talk about writing novellas versus novels. Rachel Schieffelbein just released her second novella, Run for the Roses, a super-sweet fun story that takes place during a horse showing competition.

So I’ll turn it over to Rachel now, and then you can see more about her story at the end. Welcome Rachel.

Suzi asked me to talk some about writing novellas, what I like about them, which is easier-novels or novellas, and other such things.

First off, as far as which is easier, I think it just depends on the writer. For me writing novellas and short stories has been easier, I like to keep things focused and get to the point. ;) But I know others who have a hard time keeping their word counts short enough for novels even, so it all depends.

I’m not going to lie, one of the reasons I enjoy writing novellas is that they are faster. There’s never any instant gratification in the world of writing, but novellas get you there faster. It’s like knitting a washcloth versus knitting a blanket. Sometimes you just need a project you can finish.

I do have a few novels I’m working on as well, and it has definitely been fun filling out the characters and storylines a lot more. When you have characters you love, it’s really nice to get to spend more time with them. But I will continue writing novellas and short stories as well, when I’m just not in the mood to knit a whole blanket.
;)

I wrote one NA novella, but right now it’s just sitting, tucked away into a deep dark folder on my computer. Sometime it may see the light of day, when I have time to get there. But I think I’d enjoy writing novellas. Just haven’t had any ideas except for that first one.

Thanks, Rachel, for stopping by. And now, here’s all the info on Rachel’s newest release.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Run for the Roses by Rachel Schieffelbein
Published by Swoon Romance

Abigail Conrad has spent her whole life training for one goal: to win the roses at the Arabian Youth Nationals. She’s given up friends, a social life, and doesn’t have time to even think about guys — much less date!

Now that she’s headed off to college in the fall, it’s her last chance to be a Youth National Champion, and she won’t let anything distract her from that dream.

Except maybe Chase, the older brother of Abigail’s biggest rival. He’s charming, funny, and possibly Abigail’s biggest problem. How can she focus on riding when her mind keeps wandering to Chase’s green eyes and confident smile?

With her dream on the line, Abigail had better learn to fight her growing attraction to Chase, or she might end up losing the roses and the guy.


1 Comment »

  1. I started out writing novellas, but I always wanted to tell MORE story–know what I mean? To this day I’d way rather watch a TV series than a movie, so I guess that just fits my personality. Still, I totally get the short story/novella scene. Flash fiction is my second love.

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