I know that 43,000 words is fine for a YA novel, especially YA contemporary, but I've been looking up ways on how to "beef" up novels that are lacking in the word count department.
Some of the articles I found said to:
- Add a new subplot
- Add a new character
- Flesh out an existing character
- Or, add a twist to the story line
They're all awesome tips, and they've helped me pinpoint exactly what could me lacking in my novels. Sometimes though the word count of a novel may be lesser than average simply because it has to be.
Does anyone else out there write "short?"