“Space opera emphasizes space travel, while planetary romances focus on alien worlds.” — Wikipedia.
Well, I’m not going to be writing a space opera novella, darn it. I kind of had a hard time coming to grips with the “space” part of it. My idea was really more about a planetary romance. And that makes all the difference. In a world or traveling through space.
Still, those fifteen pages I wrote yesterday will work for my Traveling Girl revision, and I do think they make my story better, so all is not lost.