How to know if your book is the right length

My thanks go to Jean over at Jean’s Writing. A tremendous post.

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The words come and the words go, but where do we stop, I don’t know.

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Some days I’m ready to stop after one paragraph. Other days I think the story will be a saga the likes of War and Peace. Not!But truth be told, I just hope to write something somewhere in the middle. A story that a few people, other than my family, will enjoy reading.

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Then there is the question, how long or short is enough?

Apparently, it depends on the genre. I’ve written about this before, but it seems I’ve more to learn.

This article Word Count for Novels and Children’s Books: The Definitive Post By: Chuck Sambuchino breaks it down by genre.

Like with most “rules,” there are exceptions. However, if you’re the least bit like me, you like to have a general goal to shoot for.

So here’s a cheat sheet for you!

  • Literary novel:…

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