This just occured to me: How long is too long for your stories? For example, suppose you were to write a four-book series. Some might be able to stick around if each books were thirty chapters long while others will only tolerate it if its around twenty. A friend of mine and I were discussing the Harry Potter series and this is what she said: So, we have repitition that might affect the readers. Repititon and patience. In my opinion, longer books should have a shorter life-span than shorter books, simply because the readers want to get to the end quick, they want the hero to get whatever it is he/she is trying to get. So if it takes the hero ten books to get it, and each book is thirty to forty chapters, it might make the readers stop caring. Especially if the hero kept talking about this thing he's not gonna obtain until the very last book. What are your opinions?