So, one thing I’ve been thinking a lot about lately is the word counts of my stories. Recently, I realized I’ve hit a dilemma with the word count of Cromm. It’s over 100,000 words long, 108,243 as of my last revision, to be exact. I’ve seen books much longer, so I didn’t initially consider this terribly long.
But then, they say that longer books are more difficult to get published – publishers find larger works riskier, especially by an unpublished hobbyist like me, and 100,000 is, indeed, a lot of words. It brings me to an interesting dilemma about shortening it.