Squatters started out as a short story. It was planned thoroughly, yet I still find that the story is too big for the boundaries I’ve set, especially when I’m trying to stay under 3,000 words.
This became a dilemma for me. Where to start? What to cut? How to streamline? These are all questions I asked myself over and over again. Eventually, it became obvious that Squatters is meant to be another chapter book. There are a series of stories that could develop from this story, and I think I’d be crazy not to take advantage of that. The target audience would be totally different to my Cat’s Eyes series, and that isn’t such a bad idea either.
The work I’ve put into Squatters so far will not be wasted. It will be a rough outline to a much bigger story. On this note, I have removed the progress bar on the left. This means I have another manuscript to write, so I should be kept busy for some time to come.