I only have two books out, so take this with a "grain of salt". A number of reviews I've received have commented about the lengths of my stories. I've been hearing lately, "It's a great story. I just wish it was longer, so I could have more time with the characters." Not exactly a bad critiques but a critique none the less, so the question I have to ask is, do I try to stretch out my stories longer or will I lose something in the telling of the story?
I'm a little perplexed by this because I do write novellas. In fact, I enjoy writing them. To tell another truth, I sometimes enjoy reading them more than a full length novel. I'm not saying I'm any busier than anyone else but when I sit down and read, I enjoy being able to read a story in one or two sittings. I'm finding lately, if it takes longer, I start to skim the story. Not saying that I'm not interested in it but I just want to find out how it ends. I mean, I know how it ends; hero and heroine get together and live happily ever after, or at least for now. Those are the only types of books I read, a blog about that at another time.
Is the novella under appreciated?