So…hmmmm…what can I do? At the moment I’m not totally sure, but I do intend to go back after I finish this draft and develop at least one subplot, which should help beef up the pages. I also want to beef up the romance between my protagonist and, well, his romantic interest. Heck, I’d like some beef for dinner tonight! (Can you tell it’s almost evening where I live?). Other than that, I’ll have to keep my eyes and ears open for ways to lengthen this story without adding anything extraneous. Not always easy, of course.
When I’m totally done with this book (including polishing), I’d be happy if it reached 50K words, but I’d really like it to reach somewhere between 60K-70K, but I don’t think that will happen. Ah, well, we’ll see. Of course, all in all, the most important thing I need to keep in mind is that the story should be as long as it needs to be, no more, no less.So what type of writer are you? Sparse or—er—non-sparse?