It's a fantasy. I have 95,000 words (before the first major edit) done so far. I still have at least four chapters to write.
Of course, that is what I thought yesterday morning and yesterday I wrote one and I still have four chapters… This is getting longer as we go. I guess that's okay.
But this is just the first section. The second section (what I used to think was the third) has a lot more action in it. Which means words, too.
The length I am looking at ultimately is about 150,000 words. I know the publisher I would like to take the book and that's their average with fantasy.
This is the first novel I have ever written more than a chapter or two of. I have two chapters of a novel that wasn't thought through very well. I loved the milieu and I loved the character, but I didn't want to write a milieu or the part of the story where she changed. So it didn't work. Maybe someday I will figure out the conflict and go back and write the novel. I like the character a lot.
But I decided that this story would work. I was going to write it. I am going to write it. And I am going to submit it. Hopefully someday I can tell you to go to the store and buy it. For now I am just patting myself on the back for moving along.