Well sort of. I have one novel (if you want to call it that) that is ready to be published. It’s got a beginning, middle, and end that make sense, it’s all polished up, and overall I’m ok with it.
Enter problem one: I feel like it might be too predictable. I’m not sure if it’s because I’ve read it too many times and it’s just me being paranoid, or if it actually is.
Enter problem two: I don’t think it’s long enough. It’s just over 46,000 words, which sounds like a lot but I’ve done research and novels range anywhere from 45,000 to 90,000. I realize that my story falls into that category (barely) but I feel like it needs more. However, I don’t want to add words for the sake of adding words and I don’t want to force the story.
I feel that if I fix problem one it will help with problem two. What do you think I should do? Do you have any suggestions for making a story less predictable? (And don’t just say throw in a plot twist). I realize that I’m asking for help on a story none of you have read. Might you be interested in reading it?