Thursday, April 26, 2012
You can find a lot of information out on the internet regarding appropriate word counts for your genre.
Why does it matter?
1. It shows an agent that you have done your research.
2. If you are over the word count, an agent *might* be less likely to invest the necessary time to read your manuscript.
3. If you are over the word count, an agent may think you didn't revise and edit your work efficiently.
However, if you have an interesting plot concept, many agents and editors will overlook the *appropriate* word count range and invest the time necessary to read your manuscript.
But as Chuck Sambuchino says, "I believe that we cannot count on being the exception; we must count on being the rule. That’s the best way to give yourself your best shot at succeeding."
CLICK HERE to read his fantastic post on word counts.
What about you?
Do you pay attention to the appropriate word count range for your genre while you're writing?