I was reading this blog
And thought 1700 words over 2 chapters, and 75,000 words seams not enough. So I did some research into this.
The information given to me is that an Epic book would have 120,000 words and 300 pages as standard, this equals 400 words per page.
I then looked at some of favourite books to see how they measure up.
The Name of The Wind – Patrick Rothfuss has 255,000 words, 662 pages and 92 chapters. This comes in at 2772 words per chapter and 386 words per page.
The Wise Mans Fear – Patrick Rothfuss has 380,000 words, 1000 pages and 153 chapters. This comes in at 2484 words per chapters and 380 words per page.
The Hobbit – J R R Tolkien has 95,674 words, 274 pages and 19 chapters. This comes in at 5036 words per chapter and 350 words per page.
The Lord of the Rings – J R R Tolkien (as a total) has 525,405 words, 1347 pages, 66 chapters and three books. This comes in at 175,135 words per book, 7961 words per chapter and 391 per page.
So it would seem my initial thought of 75,000 words is not enough would be wrong. This has forced me to re think just how many words is enough, and further more how many is too many?
Or does it not matter?
What do you think?