Getting a book to flow at the right pace to keep readers interested but not overwhelm them is a difficult task for self-publishing authors. Books that are too slow-paced can feel boring to read. On the other hand, books where the pacing is too fast can make a reader feel like they didn’t get to enjoy the setting and characters as they raced through the plot.
Additionally, every genre has expectations related to pacing. For instance, thrillers are almost always fast-paced. Romances are typically much slower-paced than thrillers, so the couple in the book has time to fall in love, so the reader becomes invested in the characters. Continue reading