Saturday, May 5, 2007

How much is that doggy in the window?

Presented with a chance to submit a chunkaroo of Masks to the INK group, I have to ask how much is too much? In order to go from the beginning (which I suppose could be skimmed) to just after where we left off last time (which at the time was just before we got to the islands, geh, and now with all the additions will be just as we get to the islands (a mere 3 page intro to island badness) will amount to 127 standard ms pages, or around 34,600 words.

That, um, is a lot of words.

So, what's the limit to which someone can tax their readers in one chunk?

And suddenly the Eagles song is in my head:

Take it to the limit
Take it to the limit
Take it to the limit one more time ...

3 comments:

Ris said...

Well, since I will be reading it for the story and characters, 127 pages isn't that much. I just cleaned off 400 pages of a novel in two days. Reading through a third of that in a week is no big stretch. So I'm all for it, glutton that I am!

Carole said...

Taking a cue from Ris with my own WIP, I think I could handle a couple of chapters a week, more depending on the chapter lengths.

KamiZM said...

Okaaaaayay, you asked for it!!