This might seem like an odd question but one that worries me. When I first starting writing I goggled this question and came across an author who said all his chapters were 2500 words long. That sounded ok so I tried that but soon realised how silly it was to restrict yourself to an arbitrary limit. I also wonder about his book structure it must be quite odd cutting scene short or dragging them out to hit his chapter word count rather than the needs of the story, however I digress. In the end I just ended chapters where I thought they should but this has left me with a problem. I find myself with some as short as 1,300 words and one with 8,400. Is the first one too short is the last one too long? Doesn’t it even mater? Why is this worrying me?
Answers on a postcard please.