I have decided to go back to the drawing board with my novel. It was not an easy decision to come to, but after being told numerous times that the novel was “too short to be marketable,” I’ve decided I had to. That being said, I don’t plan on adding more to the novel that’s already there. I don’t like to read novels with pages and pages of unnecessary description and I don’t plan to include that in my novel either, just to just “pad” it out. Instead. I have decided to merge my first novel and it’s sequel into a single novel instead.
The second novel, originally titled Artifact of the Forgotten, was meant to be a continuation of the story I began in Artifact of the Dawn. By merging the two, I’ll also be changing the title to The Artifacts of Truth. This will not only add the necessary length to my novel but make the two novels into a single, cohesive story. I will need to make extensive edits in order to merge them properly, but doing that might be a lot of fun. Once I’ve done so, I’ll need to rewrite my novel summary as well, so it can encompass the larger story arc.
If there is anything for certain, it’s that I’m learning a lot about the novel writing process, and the novel business. This will be my debut novel and I hope in the end it will find it’s audience.