Hello, I'm on my first novel (about the 3rd time i started it hehe..kept having new ideas I finally am very happy with this one). From my understanding, I should be aiming for my fantasy novel to be between 60,000 and 100,000 words for the most part. So far I'm near the end of chapter 3 and have written close to 9,000 words. I have already realized I am writing too much (I think) and will have to skim the word count down after my rough draft. So far each chapter has had some conflict in it but it's still somewhat introducing the characters, the land, and more importantly the history. However, like all stories, there is a big conflict the MC will go through and I'm just curious how many words into it most people introduce their main conflict? I know this is just my rough draft and I plan on writing it just with whats on my mind and my revisions can take care of the rest. I'm more or less curious as to what kind of pace I'm on. Going at this pace and with the ideas in my head, I would venture to say that the main conflict doesn't start until a bit after 20,000 words.