I have always felt I have a book inside me but couldn't find a story line that I could do justice to ... until recently. I have been embroiled in a rather silly dispute with neighbours for the last 18 months based around my wanting to live a more sustainable lifestyle. The reactions and comments have given me so much ammunition that last winter I mentioned to friends that "I could write a book about this" so they said "why not?". So to my first question: should I publish it as a true account in a diary style, given that everything I refer to (ie neighbours' comments and complaints) are in the public domain or should I change the names to protect myself (and the not so innocent)? I've got about half the story written out in a skeleton story and it is about 15,000 words already and I have probably about 50k words left assuming there is no more nonsense. Is this too long for a story of this type?