I'm having trouble deciding on the size of my fantasy world and I've hit a few problems whilst writing. Namely it's the realisation that, realistically, my characters are going to take a week to walk from A to B. Obviously, I'm not going to write about every bit of it but I feel at times it slows the pace down. Like when characters say "we should arrive there within the week", I just feel like "meh". I can't explain, it just doesn't feel right. Every time I write 'a [insert time period here] the convoy arrived at X', I feel like a bit of an idiot. I can't really explain it, to be honest, but I feel that my characters shouldn't spend the vast majority of their time simply getting from A to B to C to D, even if I don't write about them doing so. I'm writing about part of the journey but that's usually only because there's something important (an event or conversation) that happens during the journey. It's still a very small part of it. That said though, Middle Earth is pretty big and LotR didn't do so badly. And, of course, I don't want my world to be small and boring. It's an ecosystem. There's forests, lakes, mountains, a desert and more besides. Gah, like I said, I can't really explain my problem. Currently, I imagine my world to be roughly the same area as Russia. Russia's a fairly big place but the people that travel about Russia have other methods than foot or horseback, which are the only things my characters really use (until they find a magical teleporty thing - but that's another story). Maybe it's too big, bearing these things in mind. To give some background to it, my world is like Middle Earth, I guess. It's not a 'world' per-se, it's really a country, a large island country (or continent really, I suppose you would say) that one would presume would be part of a planet - not that I ever touch upon anywhere else besides this continent. I know there's no 'one size fits all', but how big would you a recommend a fantasy world to be and do you think lots of travelling, even if only implied and not actually written about, slows down the novel or takes something away from it? Thanks in advance.