The indecision is setting in
The indecision? I might be able to get this to go further, into a novel. I don't want to rush this story. I'm on the horns of a dilemma. Once again I may have too much story for a short story (not that 20K is particularly short). I don't want the story to feel rushed but I'm not sure that I have enough for a full on novel.
Surely novella is possible. I'm content with that on many levels except one. Novellas don't get a print release (or at least I don't believe they do, that would be atypical). I'm old fashioned. I like to be able to hold a book in my hands.
So I'm asking the first readers for this, what do you think? Is it feeling too rushed as a short? Would it feel spread too thin if I aim for a novel (keeping in mind the end of the short story would probably be not quite midpoint for a novel). Earlier I was all NOVEL. Now I'm back to doubting.