This may seem like an odd question, but I am hoping that someone out there has the answer (or AN answer)... What is the word count in a typical chapter of an epic fantasy? I am currently writing a novel which will approach in length the works of authors like George R.R. Martin and Robert Jordan. Instead of counting how many words they include in their chapters, does anyone know what the average is? I have a feel for where moments end and the rise and fall of the action, but when I submit, I don't want the chapters to be too long/short for my format? Ideas.