I have some interesting information for people who wonder about what goes on behind the writing scenes.
When writers submit work for traditional publication, or to editors, or exchange manuscripts among themselves for opinions, we let people know how long our books are by sharing the number of words in the manuscript. We do this because page count varies depending on what your settings are in your word processor.
My novella, Martha's Patience, is just under 20,000 words. Super short. Romance books cannot be considered novels unless they have more the 40,000 words.
The Social Tutor: 67,000 words
The Gentleman Physician: 65,000 words
His Bluestocking Bride: 76,000 words
The Earl and His Lady: 81,000 words
There's a definite trend going on here. :-) Because I just passed 80,000 words on my current work in progress and I still have a few more scenes to go!
For a little contrast, War and Peace is over 580,000 words long. Pride and Prejudice is just over 122,000 words long. :-)
I write clean and sweet Historical Romance Novels, I live in the desert, I'm a mom of four, madly in love with my husband, and I love to read!