Every time I take on a different genre I find myself scraping the interweb looking for a solid take on word count. I know that word count isn't the end all be all, but sometimes it feels like it. My work always comes in on the low side, and having some magical number to aim toward is incredibly helpful for me. It's a finish line to run toward.
Here's the best word count article I've ever come across. Enjoy!
Thank you Writer's Digest!