I'm giving away a book today on the SuperAuthor blog, my Christmas novella published in 2010, KISS ME, SANTA. Here's the link if you'd like to go in the draw: http://www.superauthors.com/
Whenever I think about that book I smile - chiefly because I'd never written a novella before and had a lot of trouble plotting for a 24,000 word as opposed to a 75,000 word book.
My watershed moment came when I was talking to Nalini Singh (yes, I know her! She's a New Zealander and a longstanding member of Romance Writers of New Zealand) about my plot struggles. She started laughing when I told her I had a subplot and suggested I take it out and concentrate those few short pages on the romance. Well, duh, why hadn't I thought of that?
So I did and it worked way better. In fact, it's one of my favorite stories.