So my current project is sitting at 60k words; I try to keep my novels around the 100k mark, but it isn't hard and fast; I won't go below 80k though. The current problem is the words are building up faster than the plot is running out. I had initially thought of a trilogy covering three story arcs, and now I'm starting to wonder if I'm going to keep the word count in the park. How do you balance demands of the plot against the word count? Do you even care? Thoughts?