I have been working on a short story that grew into a novella. While I’ve worked on novels and I’ve worked on short stories, the novella—this length somewhere in between—feels rather foreign to me. The story is too long to be short, but too short to be a novel. Drafting, crafting and polishing techniques are all just a little bit different. A short story can be drafted and crafted as a whole work, if you have the time. But a novella and a novel are both too long (for me) to do in one sitting. Yet, the techniques I use for novels are a bit too rigorous for the novella.
Has anyone else found a good way to craft (revise) novellas? Is there a trick to it that I’m missing? I want a cohesive, polished story, but I want it to flow together between short and long scenes without making sections feel like chapters.