The author in me is always interested in other authors' word-counts. Usually when I write a story, I just write until the idea's out. However, for "Quest for Leviathan," I wanted to write at least 4,000 words so that it would be well above the flash-fiction category, but I didn't think I had a novella-suitable idea. Sure enough, it totaled at...
Which of course, I realize after-the-fact that if I had added JUST one more word, we'd have an even 4, 350. But I don't notice these things until too late. ;)
How does "Quest for Leviathan" line up in my short-story word counts?
Letters from a Scatter-Brained Sister - 7,000+ words
Quest for Leviathan - 4,300+ words
Coffee Cake Days - 3,250+ words
Hartly Manor - 3,000+ words
Letter of Love - 2,900+ words
Maggie's Hope Chest - 2,700+ words
Noelle's Gift - 2,700+ words
Peace, Be Still - 2,600+ words
That makes it my second-longest short story.