Chapter One or Prologue or short story? Oh my?!?!?


Fellow Humans On Reddit,

I will, over the weekend, post my chapter and book titles (all or any may change). But right now, I have a few questions.

For a year or so, I've been writing about Nicholas Claus, Father Of Christmas and A Holy Figure. I've created a whole origin/history from his birth until Santa Claus and the Creation of Christmas Valley/North Pole City and beyond. I've added yetis, polar bears, Frosty the Snowman, the wedding and love live with Mrs. Claus, and recently actually started creating a character who's Immortal and Ancient. The name for now is Noah Brisk.

While not completely done (combining four different versions), I have stumbled on a problem that I cannot answer alone. Originally, it was a prequel then people said on other answers and the internet to change into chapter one. I did so. This has led me to 10,121 words on 24 pages. Do I need to divide it into two chapters? Or make a separate short story? HOW?!

My other question is the amount of pages or words and if they actually matter to readers. Is there a limit of words or pages? What do you all think about long chapters? I think this is my only chapter but I could do a few more combined (4 into 2).

What do you all think?!

Please let your honest and sincere opinions fly! – Christwriter1247

PS. If you have any questions, please message me or comment and put my Reddit ID in your comment.

PPS. If you would like to read the prologue or the whole (16-20 chapter) story, please do so. I can email or use Google Docs and post on here. If enough want to read, then I will post on here. You all can critique more than I'll say.

Source: reddit post


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