Writing

High concept

I’ve gotten to the end of small exorcisms. I’m down to the epilogue. The trouble is that I’m just shy of 30,000 words. A normal novel length is at least twice that, from what I’ve been able to determine from various articles about writing on the Internet here.

Seems I need to add a bit to the story, there. A bit = anywhere between 20,000 to 50,000 words.

I’ve been thinking of setting se aside for a while now, however. While I did come to the conclusion that it could potentially be made pleasing to God (I say potentially, because of course I have no way of knowing if it actually is pleasing to Him), I’ve been…tired with it for a while. So now I am thinking of what next to work on, in case small exorcisms  decides to stay a short story.

I’ve had an idea for a romance, of all things, a historical romance. I think I could make it work. I checked out Avon’s Impulse page and noticed under “What we’re looking for right now” that they are searching for “high concept” romance. I had come across this term before, but wasn’t certain what it means. So I searched for it, and in a moment had found this helpful article from The Writer’s Store.

This, of course, led me to wonder if my latest idea is high concept. I’m not sure, but here is the idea in one sentence: What if an angel came to Earth to prevent Quantrill’s Raid on Lawrence in 1863?

Would anyone read that? Especially as a romance?

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