Jun 16, 2011
Wannabe Writers #54 (Word Count)
Where I am in the writing process: Unpublished! And still currently speed-writing through the first draft of the novel I'm calling ELIXIR. I reached 48K this week. I feel the momentum starting to fade. Not good. I'm trying to keep up the pace to keep myself from editting like crazy (which is probably my greatest weakness!) but it's getting tougher and tougher as I start to doubt myself with more and more words under me.
My current problem(s): Length. My goal is 60k. So I'm speed writing my little heart out, right, and I'm wondering how long your typical YA novel is. I guess you have variations depending on the novel and the author, but to be honest I think 90% of YA is too long. I guess I prefer stuff shorter and too the point without all the added fluff. I don't care for too much detail in writing no matter how talented the writer is.
My question(s) this week: Length? How long do you like your YA novels to be?