Hollis Shiloh

Hollis Shiloh - author

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Good With Dragons - ponderings



I've been fortunate enough to have some people review my angsty fantasy gay romance story "Good With Dragons," and I'm very grateful.  :)  One thing I do find curious, though, is that everyone who reviewed it seemed to feel that the couple were apart for most of the story.  And I felt that way when I wrote it, too, because a lot of time passes when they're apart.  But going by word count, they are together for about fifty percent of the story.  Actually, I think it's more than that, but I've estimated instead of being extremely scientific about calculating it.  :)  Anyway, isn't that interesting?  Readers probably mentally estimated the time spent apart instead of the length of scenes.  I wonder if there's some sort of writing law or application here, such as 'time flies when you're having fun,' perhaps?

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