What kind of stories do you like to write? Long, 70,000 words plus, or short, 45,000 - 50,000 words? What about your reading habits? Do you prefer a good, long read or something short y0u can finish quickly and start on something else?
For me, it all depends on the quality of the writing. However, even the brilliant writing of Alice Munro leaves me shaking my head. She writes short stories. For me they don't have a proper ending and leave me wondering what is going to happen to the story people. Alice Munro is world famous and has just been awarded the Man Booker Prize in England. She's a Canadian!
I write both long and short. I have a long historical (not published as yet) that comes in at 110,000. Probably too long for to-day's market. I have three short contemporary romance novels all in the neighbourhood of 50,000 words. My five books published by Cerridwen Press are a mix of long and short.
What are you comfortable writing?
I've posted the cover of my historical romance, A Very Difficult Man, now available in trade paperback. Also I've had a trailer made for my book. If you'd like to see it, go to: www.YouTube.com, type my name in "search" and you'll find the trailer. It was created by Misty Taggert, Trailer To The Stars, and is really wonderful. It's also on my Facebook page.
For more information about my books, you'll find me at, www.anitabirt.com