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L.W. Flouisa from Tennessee is reading More Murakami April 29, 2016 - 5:26pm

How do you decide what is important if your book is structured as two seperate novelettes? In my case it isn't exactly a story collection.

Part One: The Fallen meets a drug dealer and other misfits while ensuring their survival in a strange new world while dealing with a pain killer addiction.

Part Two: Nadine, who had broken a virtual reality game, must repair the game world if she doesn't want to lose everything she holds dear.

If they were seperate stories it be different, but it's the same MC at different novelettes.

I've also been called a chapter book writer, even though the only chapter books I wrote are unpublished.

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Raulersonwrites May 4, 2016 - 5:05am

Have you checked the market for this, or if any agents are representing it? This might be harder to gain an agent with as most novels have a word count perameter that needs to be followed. Are these novelettes in the same book? If not, then you just need to pitch the first one and then explain the rest at the bottom. 

Ex: 

NOVEL TITLE is a genre complete at x amount of words. It is the first in a series of novelettes, but can be read as a stand alone. 

If it can't be read as a stand alone, you're really shooting yourself in the foot, because most agents want a book that has a beginning, middle, and end. It can have series potential, but the first one definitely needs to be able to stand alone. 

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L.W. Flouisa from Tennessee is reading More Murakami May 4, 2016 - 12:44pm

Yes they are all the same book. A first seven point, a true seven point, and a final novelette about the MCs kid. More of an epilogue.

It all adds to a vaguely timewarp fantasy magical girl origin story.

Think Magical Girl in Japanese anime sense.

Think Dragonball, DBZ, and DBGT. Less novelete collection in the unrelated characters sense.

Yes you can probably tell I mainly read Manga growing up.

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L.W. Flouisa from Tennessee is reading More Murakami May 17, 2016 - 3:18pm

OK I think I might just do a serial. It was always meant to be a short story serial anyway, I don't like forcing novels to be novels.

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated June 7, 2016 - 11:52am

What is the word count?

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L.W. Flouisa from Tennessee is reading More Murakami June 7, 2016 - 11:11pm

At the moment 40K. Mainly doing the query for practice. Good for blurbing too!