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I don't think Gypsy Fiddle will be 100k words. I'll change the counter to 90k but aim for 80k minimum. This isn't Legacy of Olympus. *snicker*

80k's still pretty standard, isn't it?

I've mostly been concentrating on the story, only just now paused to think about my estimated word count.

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alanajoli
Feb. 24th, 2009 03:55 pm (UTC)
80k is pretty standard for a YA, I think. I feel like it's short for an adult fantasy, based on what I've seen editors post lately.

Can you write it and see how it goes, then if you need to grow another 20k in expansions, do that after the first draft?
elven_wolf
Feb. 25th, 2009 02:21 am (UTC)
That's pretty much the plan, just write the story. If after the fact it needs trimming or beefing, I'll deal with that. But I want a ballpark to aim for to start with. It's one thing to add a few details later on, but I wouldn't want to just do a fat injection.

It would help if I could find word counts for books I've read that are along a similar genre.
kurizumaru
Feb. 24th, 2009 11:25 pm (UTC)
I wouldn't know.... XD I just read whatever sounds good... but on a mood note, from Cranky to Cheerful in 17mins... Was there Coffee involved??
elven_wolf
Feb. 25th, 2009 02:22 am (UTC)
YES THERE WAS.
kurizumaru
Feb. 25th, 2009 02:53 am (UTC)
the caps made me smile!
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