Not that silly. Sheesh, dirty minds. I saw someone retweeted someone the other day and it was something to the effect of “What’s with all the 100K and 200K books. That’s what editors are for.”
Then I thought, can a book be too long? Well of course, some 100 page books are too long. LOL But generally, if the story fits, to me it fits. I know that m/m has a lot of novellas and short stories which you find in e-publishing, and that can’t really be done via traditional press that is sold in book stores. I do hear readers though say they only like long books, they want to be invested in the story and not just get a nibble.
So what about you? Do you like to read long books? Write them? If you start writing do you just go until it’s done and not worry if that’s 40K or 140K?
Some authors tend to write longer stories. Blind Eye Books has published a few long books. The Archer’s Heart at 650 pages by Astrid Amara (one of the reasons I haven’t read it) and The Rifter by Ginn Hale is over 1000 pages in total I believe. Although that was broken up as a serial.
There must be some 400+ page books I’ve bitten the bullet and read. I don’t really shelve books like that and the GR group only has them 250+ pages. Do you have any fave super-long books?
Update: Okay, I scrolled back to July 2011 and found a few books at around 300 pages, Too Stupid to Live by Anne Tenino, Special Delivery by Heidi Cullinen, The Larton Chronicles, The Rebuilding Year by Kaje Harper, Broken Wings by Bethany Brown and Ashlyn Kane, Sometimes It’s Fate by Angela Stone and then Haunted by Your Soul by Marguerite Labbe at 380 page and the big winner, Slow Bloom by Anah Crow and Dianne Fox at a whopping 490 pages.