The editor today mentioned that if I were to publish a book, it should be in the neighborhood of 35,000-40,000 words. That's not very big, honestly, and I suspect I've already written around 100,000 words. I suppose pithy is good. From what I've read online, 40,000 words is about a 100 page book, and according to one source online, from a literary editor, "40,000 words is half a book."
I'm going to be sending her a portion of my writing that is most cohesive, and it's 20,000 words already, and I had envisioned that to perhaps be two chapters. She said she wouldn't expect my book to sell many copies, so perhaps that's why the word count would be so low, since it is cheaper to publish a smaller book.
It's all in God's hands anyway.