I want to talk about length of books today. I've always mostly written full length novels. Now, when I say that I don't mean I'm one of those authors who writes 100,000 word books (not that there is anything wrong with that! I just am not good at it). My books are usually between 65,000 to 70,000 words. That's a comfortable length for me. Not too long, not too short. Broken Pieces is the longest book I've written at 104,000 words, but that story definitely needed it. LOL.
Anyway, back to length. I actually like reading books that are between 60,000 and 80,000 words. If a book is too long, I sometimes loose interest or the story drags for me. On the flip side, I'll admit I don't read a ton of novellas either. It's not that I never do. Sometimes I'm in the mood for a quick story that I can read before bed, but I have to be in the mood for that.
But...I actually have two possible novellas I'll be writing this year! That means 20,000-30,000 words. I'm both excited and nervous about them. LOL. That sounds silly, but it's true.
So my question for you is, do you like novellas? Are there times you just want that quick read? Are you a bigger the book the better reader? Inquiring minds want to know :)