i am redrafting my novel. i am doing 1000 words a day. i've promised Canongate a new draft for the end of this month. my novel is now 26,952 words long. i want it to be between 35 and 40,000.
i put some short novels on the table and looked at them for a while to make me feel better. i looked at the size of the font and the size of the border. i looked at Cold Water by Gwendoline Riley, Eeeee Eee Eeee by Tao Lin, An Unfortunate Woman by Richard Brautigan, The Human War by Noah Cicero, and Gold by Dan Rhodes. Cold Water had the biggest font. Eeeee Eee Eeee had the biggest border. An Unfortunate Woman had the least pages. these things calmed me down a bit.
there should be a website somewhere, where you type in the name of a book and it tells you exactly how many words long it is. if anyone has found this website, please post the link as a comment. if anyone knows the exact word length of the above novels somehow, or of other short novels, please post them in the comments. please calm me down and help me redraft my novel.