Last night I topped 100,000 words on the story I’m currently writing. Usually I am more of a short form writer. In fact, of all the fan fiction I’ve posted, only 4 stories have topped 50,000 words.
Not that it makes a great deal of difference for me, since I only publish in an online forum (though people do love a longer story to read). For me, the word count is determined by whatever it takes to tell the story. If it takes 6 words, then that’s it. And if it takes 500,000, then I will do that.
But for those who read my stuff, they probably shouldn’t expect many longer forms from me. It just isn’t my style, and I can say a lot in a few words.