So from what I've gathered, average novel length for a new writer is roughly 50-75,000 words, 75k being the absolute maximum before you get ignored by publishers. That sounds fair enough - BUT I've hit the 10k mark and reading back over it, 10k goes by really fast (less than 4 chapters) - reading AND writing it. As much as %20 into the maximum story length and it hasn't even developed that much (I'm not one to fluff about on exposition either). Not really sure of what to ask for by way of responses, more venting than anything else. I guess it amounts to what do people think is reasonable as far as how long it takes to get into the story proper?