I am often asked, “Do you ever think you’ll write a complete novel?”
The truth is, when I start any writing project my plan is to let it come to it’s natural conclusion. That could be 50, 100 or 300 pages, I have no idea how long it will be. What I do know, is that when I’m satisfied with the completed project, I don’t care how long it is.
Sure, I could add enough fluff to any of my books, to make the stories longer, but what’s the point, if it adds nothing to the story.
Many authors, like to segue into side stories that do nothing to move the main plot, but add lots of words to the novel. In all honesty, I tend to skip pages, when I’m confronted with long drawn out descriptive passages that I feel add nothing to the story.
Why would I do something in my books that I don’t tolerate in other author’s novels?
I hope that one day I will write a complete 300 page novel, but until then I will be happy just doing what I do and hope readers appreciate my stories.