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.