Okay. So. Word count is very important, I know. But, at what point does it really start to matter? What I mean by that is, I write Young Adult, and my average story is between 40,000 and 50,000 words. Is that definitely too short? I feel like the stories are complete, and adding to them would only be filler material that bogs down the story. Is it even possible to publish a story that's that short? I need help!