Hi everyone! I am brand new to writing forum. I have, for the last few days, been reading through tons of posts and threads and I can already tell that this site is going to be real helpful. I am beginning my first novel. I'm no writer and with much of my decisions in life, I woke up one day and said I want to write a book. Hummm? I said this too when I was 19 and decided I would join the military! I am happy to say that I lasted 5 years and met my wonderful husband. Anyone can do anything that they put their minds to. Anyway, the reason I am here is to learn. So for my first of many questions I am sure, is there a word limit to chapters? I know how I want my second chapter to start off but I don't want to cut the first chapter too short. Help please?!?! By the way I am working on getting my Bachelors in English Lit so I am not totally blind to the world of writing!