Hi everyone, This is my first post so I promise to keep it short. How long should a chapter be? Is there an average number of chapters or an average chapter word count? I am currently attempting to write my first novel and I am aiming at the usual 80 000 - 100 000 word count in total. I personally don't like chapters that are too short because I like to get my teeth stuck into them, but equally I don't like them too long because I end-up flicking forward to see how many pages are are left to the end of a chapter so that I can go to sleep! Any help would be gratefully received. Thanks, Tink.