So I have a story that is 32,431 words. How many words would be a good goal to shoot for my first novel that I hope to publish? I have an app on my phone that keeps track of my word count and what goal I want to reach by what date. I currently have my word count goal set to 40,000. I know this is probably too short but it is a goal I can reach before school gets back in. 1) is 40,000 words a good goal? 2) what is a good word count for my novel? I know that doesn't make sense but I'll make it work... Thanks!