Now that I've told you my end of the year goals I expect you to hold me to them. I appreciate the pressure.
Here are some more novel word counts to show you where this novel lies on the playing field.
Glimpse by Carol Lynch Williams --512 pages, 29347 words
This is What I did by Ann Dee Ellis--176 pages, 28326 words
Everything is Fine by Ann Dee Ellis--160 pages, 28618 words
Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse--240 pages, 19756 words
Burned by Ellen Hopkins-- 42201 words
Glass by Ellen Hopkins--58269 words
Crank by Ellen Hopkins--34497 words
Perfect by Ellen Hopkins--622 pages70016 words
All the Broken Pieces by Ann E. Burg--218 pages,15158 words
Heartbeat by Sharon Creech--180 pages, 13157 words
Because I am Furniture by Thalia Chaltis--352 pages, 18547 words
Make Lemonade by Virginia Euwer Wolff--200 pages, 32030 words
Keesha's House by Helen Frost--116 pages, 15469 words
Okay, so Ellen Hopkins writes really long "sparse" novels...but I think she tends to use multiple characters to tell her stories so I'm not shooting for quite that many...unless I reach my goal and find out there are still more things that need to be in my book.