At what point do you start worrying about word count? I tried asking this question at the writing process thread but didn't get any responses. I'm writing a fantasy novel and it is at approximately 61k, and I still have quite a ways to cover. I would love to be able to publish this book, but I know how important word count is to publishers when the author is unknown. So, at what point do YOU start worrying about word count? Do you start editing it out as you go, or do you wait until the first draft is finished? At what word count should I start getting worried? Can I get away with more words b/c it is fantasy?