Word Count Blues
Hi Guys, here's my question...
I'm writing my memoirs (of sorts) ..so it is non fiction, first person true narrative told in past tense...hope this makes sense.
I believe I have a story that is worth telling in 25,000 words (I'm done with 4/5 of the story at this point). Given the guidelines on word count this probably is closer to a novella than a novel...but given it is non fiction, would this technically be acceptable to a publisher?
Secondly, could I send you a couple of paragraphs for you to review and let me know your thoughts?Answer:
At 25,000 words, what you have is a little short for a book. You might consider looking for a journal that would be willing to publish it.
Of course, this presupposes there is a good reason why the readership would be interested in your story. (No offense; we just don't know anything about you.) It would help if you are famous, infamous, or have a unique, rare, or topical experience. Look for journals that have previously published lengthy stories or exposes like yours.
Unfortunately, we do not offer a critique service, free or otherwise. It would simply be too time-consuming at present.