My rewritten chapter became too long

Tempokai

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I unintentionally added 1500 words to it. Can I cut it in half, and post the second part as a new (old) chapter, and put it where it needs to be on a list?
 

BEETLESME

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Yeah...i want to stop a chapter at if cliff hanger that 2000k words but I figured it's bad idea then I added 500 words
 

LilRora

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If you're asking if that's possible, then it sure is. You can move the chapters freely in the Table of Contents; they are not sorted by date of publishing. Many authors do something similar by adding a bestiary, map, or whatever else later on and putting it before the first chapter.
 

Smuts

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If the action and dialogue is good, and its not stalling for stalling's sake, then more words is more better.
 

GodlyKamui

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How long is too long?

- Asked the guy who usually publishes 5k to 7k words chapters :blobtaco:
 

kophzi

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As someone who enjoys web-novels during my short commute to work, train/tube. And during my short ass lunch break, 1000-2000 words is good. Any longer, and I won't read it as I'm more likely to only read half, to only later have to reread it all again to freshen my memory due to how much life throws at me...
 

Tempokai

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How long is the rewritten chapter's total length?
4700. It was at start 3000. I had ideal scene change at the middle, so I did it. It took me ~15 minutes to restructure the sorting and chapter numbers.
Now there's two chapters, one with 2700, other with 2000 words.
 

melchi

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IMO that is fine. If the chapter advances the plot to the point you intended to that is a success. I'd rather have a long chapter than 3 shorter chapters which would be better packed into one.
 
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