Characters-In Their Own Words :(

As you can see from the sidebar, Fudge has been telling his story to Amy. (No clue who they are? Read about their adventures here.)

I had originally intended it to be a novella, around 20,000 words or about one chapter per life. Fudge, for all his assumed reticence, is wordy! I’m not even through his fourth life (he has several more) and I’m well over the target word count. Do other authors have this problem? You have an idea of what’s supposed to happen, the characters take over the storytelling and the entire outline goes to hell.

So, a question for you, dear reader. Do I continue posting the story in approximately 1,000 word chunks (what “they” say is the best length for a blog post), lengthen the posts to something considerably longer (and possibly unwieldy), put a few chapters into a downloadable pdf…? The sidebar is already too long.

Suggestions would be most welcome!

1 Comment

  • Lisa M Posted May 4, 2016 8:07 pm

    I find that the length of your story’s have been good for me. I read a lot on the computer but it does bother my eyes/head so I can only concentrate on one thing for so long before I have to switch to another tab or look away completely.

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