Tag: word count
If you’ve ever started the process of writing a book – or even a blog post – you may have asked yourself, "How long will this take? Can’t I speed it up at all?" Many budding authors underestimate the time needed to write a really good and polished book. Some writers get bogged down halfway through and give up or put the project permanently on hold.
Are you wondering how long your book should be? Well, here's the short answer: as long as it needs to be — no more, no less. So write, write, write — then edit, edit, edit. But if you're curious to see how your manuscript measures up to to the standard word-count expectations for your genre, the following is a summary of an informative article by Chuck Sambuchino called "Word Count for Novels and Children’s Books: The Definitive Post." Check out that piece for all the details, or see the breakdown below.