I need to weld my two faerie novels together. The first one in particular is simply too damn short to sell, at right under 50k. Adding anything to it would be padding. Combining them gives me something in the 105k range, which strikes me as more desirable.
This isn’t as Herculean an undertaking as it might sound. Mostly it involves changing the shading of some references to past events at the start of the second novel, since they won’t be in a separate volume any more. Beyond that, I need to tackle a new, expanded query (no problem, it was short) and a new, denser synopsis (bigger issue, since it wasn’t).
Oh, and it means the putative next installation in the story would have to be of a similar length as well, and will take longer to write and polish…but we’ll implode that bridge when we get to it.
And since I would use the current novel titles as the titles for parts one and two–I need a new overall title. Maybe I’ll go back and use one of those suggested by my critique group.