The Lilly & Jamaica stories are for the Young Adult market. As such we can deal with more interesting story lines and themes. It is probably best to preserve a simple three act structure, however. Also, small chapters and reasonably condensed sized overall is preferable.
At this stage the design principles are as follows:
- Between 30,000 and 35,000 total word count
- roughly 1,000 words per chapter
- three act structure
- This gives approximately 10 chapters per act, plus a prologue and an epilogue.