Well, somehow, this blog turned out blank! What in the world? Anyway, let me clarify the reason we don't include a chapter list in any of our novellas or novels...
Reason #1: Some of them could offset a reader. What does this mean? Let me show you an instance of one such chapter list in my newest all-time favorite novel I recently read...
Chapter 1: A Death at the Needle
Chapter 2: An Explosion for Christmas
Chapter 3: Imprisoned with My Cat
Chapter 4: Kidnapped by a Not-So-Stranger
Chapter 5: We Meet the Monkey
Chapter 6: Breakfast with a Crocodile
Chapter 7: I Drop a Little Man on His Head
Chapter 8: Muffin Plays with Knives
Chapter 9: We Run from Four Guys in Skirts
Chapter 10: Bast Goes Green
...In case you don't see my point, having a chapter list might encourage the reader to skip ahead in a novel which is intended to be read in order...Chronological order, this is. If I weren't so darn patient, I'd have half a mind to skip ahead while wondering things like: What explosion? Who's Muffin? Which guys?
Reason #2: Having a chapter list might not only have a way of spoiling an otherwise intriguing story for a reader, but it also might seem a little off-putting to some readers. How can this be, you ask? Let me ask you something: Would you be more likely to read a book in which one of the chapters is called "We Meet the Monkey" or "When Fruit Bats Go Bad"? Or would you be far more inclined to read a novel where you discover a chapter called "Rio's Rage" or "Battle On Thornheart Mountain"? Or "Sky Fighter Phobia"?
If you still don't have an answer to these questions and statements, then I'll gladly give you an opportunity to select one. So...Would you like to see future editions of the Sky Fighters Novels, which would include a chapter list before or after the novel takes place? Let me know down below...Cheers!