I was extremely worried about my 98,000 word YA sci-fi. This post from Brett Michael Orr shows that I’ll fit right in. Thank you, Brett, for compiling this list.
As I started drafting my new WIP – a YA sci-fi thriller – I began wondering what word count I should aim for. Writing towards a word count might not work for everybody, but having a rough goal in mind certainly helps me when I’m sketching out chapters and undertaking my first draft.
Unfortunately, word counts aren’t easy to find. There are various methods you can try, but even companies like Amazon only offer the page count (which varies by edition). Even more frustrating is the conflicting information from online sources – if you really want your novel to ‘fit’ within the genre, it’s helpful to know the ‘proper’ length of the competition.
This post unlocks the word counts of some popular YA series.
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