As I started working on my book this morning, I looked at the total word count for the chapters I have already completed and the number is just over 95,000 words. I know that many books are longer but I am not yet finished.
What I really started thinking about was back in high school when my teachers would give us writing assignments of 500 or 1,000 words and I thought that was huge. It always seemed like I was adding serial adjectives to try to stretch my word count. Now it seems I can’t say anything in less than a few thousand words and more is better.
How things change.