I said I’d blog every other day, and so far, Sunday is my downfall. I’m getting towards the end of my current manuscript. I was a little worried. It’s hanging on at about 83K, and I have more info I need to put in. My sci fi novel turned out at just over 100k and my urban fantasy is 86K. I didn’t know where my current ms should land. I thought somewhere in between.
Then I looked up non-urban fantasy novel wordcounts and found out that many come in at 120K at their smallest, and epic fantasy can really get up there, like 200K and such. I was pretty amazed, even though I’ve read epic fantasy and know they can get quite large. I don’t know quite what sub-genre I’m working in. I guess I’m going to just say “fantasy” in my query because it’s not urban and it’s not epic. I’m just glad fantasy wordcounts start out a bit higher than sci fi. It gives me plenty of wriggle room. I think I’m going to need it.
Has anyone out there ever written a doorstop of a novel?