Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Word Count Wednesday & I Need Your Opinion

Well, I woke up at 4:30 a.m. and have been puttering around since then.  I hate sleep issues, you know?

But I thought I'd report in.  It's a really good thing I'm not doing NaNo because my word count was once again zero.  I am having a dilemma, though, and want your opinion.

I started the novella of Colby and Sophia, but it's sort of turning into a full-fledged novel.  And then I was talking to some of my readers about possibly doing a full-fledged novel of it and they said they'd rather get the Captain's story (the last book in the Hostage Negotiation series) first before I did another Colby and Sophia story.

So that puts me in a hard place.  What do you think? Do I do a full-fledged novel of Sophia and Colby or keep it as a novella? If I did do it as a novel, would you rather read the Captain's story first?

How did you do at word count this week? And can you come to a sprint tonight at 8 PM?


Jon Spell said...

Pander to the masses?

I think you should write what you want to write rather than what you think you should write. I think the end result would be better - the product of your passion rather than the product of your desire to please.

If you want to write the Captain's story, do that next. (IMHO)

Julie Coulter Bellon said...

Well, I've started the Colby/Sophia story, I've only outlined the captain's story. But maybe I should finish the series before I do any sequels. Sigh. I've never had this problem before!

Debra Erfert said...

I like Colby and Sophia, so that's my vote. So what if we don't get to read the captain's story before next year? Do it!!!