So, I'm toying with the notion of releasing my latest romance novel in installments. Serialized fiction is not a new concept, but it is making a comeback. I've already headed down this path with my latest mystery series, Silver Falls, but I wonder how well it would be received in the world of romance?
The reviews I've received from Silver Falls have been overwhelmingly positive, though there is the occasional negative review due to the fact that the story ended abruptly and they have to wait for the next installment to be released.
In all honesty, I think it comes down to how you consume content. There are those who enjoy the weekly episode, while others enjoy devouring an entire season in a single sitting. For writers, it is difficult to please everyone, and in reality, it is impossible. Therefore, we try our best to accommodate our reader base, whenever possible.
So, I ask you, which do you prefer-a novel that takes several days to consume, only to wait six months or longer for the next one, or shorter episodes that can be read weekly or bi-weekly? I'd love to get your feedback on this one.