Well I’m sick, and really gross, and basically just not in great shape, so I thought that in an effort to still be a productive member of society I would take my grossness and my sickness onto the interwebs.
Today is a pretty awesome day, though, since I got the first proof back of my projected cover design for Life of Gaia! It needs a bit of tweaking, but I think I like it, and having it in black-and-white (and red,) staring back at me… Well, let me just say it’s kind of a surreal experience. Maybe you get used to that after awhile, but I hope not. I got the email when I was in the depths of my self-loathing, hating my body for succumbing to this gross-making illness, and the cover was like a beacon of hope. Things will get better, it said to me. You won’t always be sick, and your furnaces will start working again soon, so your house isn’t an Icelandic igloo. Take heart.
So that was nice, although you won’t get to see it until it’s all nice and perfect. ❤
For now, my question is this: how long do you, the average reader/writer, like your chapters to be? I thought I was doing ok making mine an average of 3.5k to 4k, but, upon reflection, and actually printing them out, I’m wondering if that’s too long. Do people prefer shorter chapters, things in bite-sized chunks? Or, if you’re in the middle of things, do you not mind a longer chapter? I mean, we’re not talking pages and pages and pages here, but… If this were a writer workshop, my chapters would probably be 10 pages, 12 font, double-spaced.
Too long? OK length?
There doesn’t really seem to be any consensus on a STANDARD length… which, I mean, is freeing, but also kind of open-ended… so, I mean, I just thought I would get everyone’s opinion. Not that I’m planning to completely re-do my book just to suit everyone else, but… Well, you know. A well-informed writer is a better writer.
Here’s hoping that my next post will be one where I DIDN’T sneeze on my computer. (Yeah, that happened.)