I'm curious to hear what others have to say, since I've seen complaints about the length of a story quite a few times on here. What is your stance when it comes to the length of a chapter? Does the length of a story overrun your interest in the story despite the quality of the story itself?
I do have to say, I get a tad annoyed when I visit threads on quality stories that get little to no critique simply based on the length of the story itself. I can perhaps understand complaints about length if there's too much fluff and unneeded content in description. I can also understand how it could be annoying to invest yourself in a story that has nothing of value obtained by the end of the chapter or barely anything progressed, a "filler" so to speak.
I'm not sure if length even qualifies as a "flaw" for a story. I think mainly this is because many, if not most, prefer story with short chapters and quick updates. I've done the opposite almost all the time, releasing more sizable chapters between long intervals of time. While long chapters aren't a necessity for a good story, I don't think 50+ plus chapters of short content released in short intervals of time is the standard either. This method seems to mainly be done to hold a strong following for the fic.
I don't think, or never have thought, a writer should aim for a "specific" amount of words when it comes to writing a chapter. I believe in timeline writing, writing through events that I plan to transpire throughout the chapter and that are done in a decent/quality manner until I've gotten through the events rather than aiming for word count.
Thoughts? Comments? Replies? Are my ideals justified or petty?