Have you done your homework? Lately, I’ve been noticing the progress bars on blogger sites and have wondered if everyone is aware of the expected word count for their genre. Jessica Faust from Bookends blogged about this last week. Here’s a recap:
-For the most part, 80K is a good number. It’s a little long for YA, but she thinks you can still pull it off.
-Romance: 80-100K (except category, check their specific listings)
-Fantasy or SF: 80-125K
-Women’s Fiction and others: 80-100K (even up to 125K for literary work)
There you have it. Are you on the right track?