National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, is a great way to buckle down and type out the first 50,000 words of your novel. However, you might not be finished yet, because most novels contain upwards of 80,000 words, sometimes even more.
Here’s a brief breakdown:
- Most novels: 70,000–90,000 words
- Memoirs: 70,000–90,000 words
- Young adult: 50,000–80,000 words
- Sci-fi & fantasy: 80,000–125,000 words
So, how far along are you?
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