How long is a novel? I am at that stage in my current ms where I am starting to worry about novel length. A lot.
This is a story that has deepened and matured over time. The first draft umpty-um years ago was just over 100K words. Which I knew was too long for what it delivered. But is that still true?
I think it’s grown in complexity. But is it really delivering more, or is that just vainglorious fantasy because I’ve been working on it so long? AAARGH.
So I’ve been digging a bit to see what I can discover about novel length across time and genres.