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Space Opera, Humor, and Headaches

My sinus headache seems to be morphing into a rare migraine, so just a quick update: I’ve finished the third draft of my space opera story (working title Beowulf: In Harm’s Way), and Emily’s about half finished checking the first Slightly Off the Mark book, which we’re hoping to have out in April.

The space opera story is only about 55,500 words, and the humor book around 40,000. I think shorter is better with non-fiction humor, but what do you think of that length for science fiction? My novels tend to be short (and my short stories tend to run long!)

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cornerofmadness
Mar. 7th, 2015 07:23 pm (UTC)
Most want them 60K to be considered novels, not that there's anything wrong with a novella (though 5K would probably be easy to do).

also OOOOO space opera!
ozma914
Mar. 8th, 2015 08:16 am (UTC)
I don't think 60k will be difficult to do; I've already got some ideas that could easily add that much, and I tend to write a little too sparse, sometimes.

I love me some space opera ... and if this story goes, I've got a whole universe full of other stories with this gang.
cornerofmadness
Mar. 8th, 2015 06:53 pm (UTC)
I've noticed that habit in many men (not Stephen King or Brandon Sanderson mind you, that latter is actually worse than the former).


Oh, I hope it does. I would love to see it. I don't read much rom-com but space opera on the other hand...
ozma914
Mar. 9th, 2015 07:16 am (UTC)
Space ... the final opera
Well, I have to make another couple of runs at it, then decide whether to self-publish or send it out -- but you'll be sure to see it, hopefully sooner rather than later!
cornerofmadness
Mar. 9th, 2015 02:16 pm (UTC)
Re: Space ... the final opera
Best of luck
ozma914
Mar. 9th, 2015 02:26 pm (UTC)
Re: Space ... the final opera
Thanks!
lynnylou
Mar. 7th, 2015 10:55 pm (UTC)
A space opera sound intriguing!
ozma914
Mar. 8th, 2015 08:17 am (UTC)
I've certainly enjoyed writing it! I've had this universe in mind since I was a teenager, although the characters have changed substantially over the years.
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