I've been agonizing about writing something of a decent standard, and length for a couple of years now. Clearing out my room last night, I found, written in two old school workbooks from my high school English, a 66-page complete story, which averages out at probably 11,000 words in total. It's absolutely backed with exposition and the action is slight, which is good for two reasons; written up properly, with all the "telling" turned into "showing," all the action draw out appropriately, and with all the exposition dealt with, the book will be at least twice as long on a second draft. And secondly, the exposition is such that everything I need, plot-wise, is there, written down for me, so I don't have to wrack my brains trying to remember all the twists, turns and themes in the story! Winner! Just thought I'd share this with you because I'm very excited about this!