I recently read a brilliant piece by my friends at WriteOnSisters (are you not following them? Why not??) that touched on word count.
Agents and publishers have word count goals by genre, and you should be within it – and then the post discussed how to do that in their typically brilliant way.
Mystery solved – Here are the goals. (From Writer’s Digest)
ADULT NOVELS: COMMERCIAL & LITERARY, including mainstream, women’s, romance, mystery, suspense, thriller, horror and Chick lit (but chick lit books tend to be a bit shorter and faster, 70-75K)
80,000 and 89,999
Below 70,000: Too short
110,000 or above Too long
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