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To Sequel or Not To Sequel | Marc Nobbs
Right now, The Lies We Lead is around the 60,000 word mark, putting it firmly in the "Novel" category, although if I were to wrap up the first draft in, say, 10,000 words, it would make it the shortest novel I've written in a few years. Kissed by a Rose, Eternally & Evermore and A Good Man were all around 90,000, whereas A Tortured Soul was 120,000 words. But, as seems to have been the case with this book ever since I set out to write a short story of less than 10,000 words, the story has grown and a new aspect seems to be emerging to it. And if I follow this emerging plot line through I could well end up with the longest book I've written in recent years. And it would be a book where the second half is a different animal to the first half. The first half—that is, what I've written so far—is primarily about secrets, lies, more secrets and then all those secrets finally coming out. The second half would be much more focused on the perils my core group of characters face as they