Whats the average word count for a fiction novel?
just wondering if i'm on target, need to flesh it out or edit it down. i'm pleased with the content overall so far,... just worried it might be running long
This actually depends on genre:
Epic/heroic fantasy: 100,000-120,000
All other genres: 80,000-100,000
These aren't so much averages as the lengths that will give you the best chance of publication as a new author. Experienced writers can often get away with longer or shorter.
Oh and never, ever *ever* say 'fiction novel' around editors or agents. If you include that in your query they won't even read it. Trust me. If it's a novel, it's fiction.
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