I've been working on my first novel since last summer. Almost everything is ready about the plot, the past of the characters, the world-building and history writing is nearly finished (though it develops everyday). But there are problems which I don't know how to solve, or I don't know if they're problems or not...
Brace yourselves, the questions are coming.
1-) The story starts in a very important day for the protagonist.The day he turns seventeen and officially becomes an adult. In their culture, becoming an adult is a big thing and they celebrate it and make some rituals for their gods. That day lasts 144 pages until it is finallyover. Is this wrong or bad? I don't really think that it's boring but I suppose some people wouldn't like it.
2-) I am telling the story from the perspective of my protagonist. In the first volume, there won't be any other POV chapters. Starting from the second volume I am planning to add different POV's. From start to the end of the first volume, there is only one POV, is this wrong or bad?
3-) I see some writers who can finish writing tons of pages just in one day. I am a bit slow, sometimes I don't write anything for days. Sometimes I write only a few sentences, sometimes a few pages. But I can't write 20-30 page a day; is there something wrong with me?
4-) Although I'm writing slowly, the first book is soon to be completed. I had to divide the first volume into two shorter volumes because it was going to be too long. If I had written as I had planned in the beggining, the book would be nearly 750 pages long. So I made a few changes in the story, divided the first book into two volumes. What I want to ask is this: Would a book which consists of 750 pages repulse the readers? What do you think about the lenght of the books you've read?
I would be glad if you can help me.
Thanks in advance.