I often catch myself intending to start out writing a short story and before it’s all over with, I want to turn it into a novel.
According to the rules of writing, short stories are supposed to be limited to the point-of-view of the protagonist(s). Well, here’s the problem with that: I want to write from various points-of-view and according to the writing rulebook, you can only do that in novels. I guess it’s the law enforcement officer (LEO) in me that wants to get all sides of the story. That’s what a good LEO does when a crime has been committed to ensure that justice is served. It’s in my blood, I can’t help it.
The story I’m currently working on to submit to the Black Library has the makings of an awesome short story if I do say so myself. I’m not trying to pat myself on the back; I’m just stating a fact. The problem, aside from that little writing rule spoken of in the above paragraph, is that I have so many details I want to add to the story in order to tell what I consider is the WHOLE story. If I go ahead and do that, it will no longer be short enough to actually fit into the short story category. UUUGGGHHH!
I suppose I’ll hunker down and write this from the point-of-view of the heroes and keep it brief enough to be considered an appropriate short story. I’m not going to like it, but that’s what I’ll do.