If you’re wondering how long you should make your book chapters, think of books you’ve read that kept a firm grip on your interest from one chapter to the next.
Do you remember taking half an hour or more to get through one chapter?
Did it feel too long, too short, or just right for the book you were reading?
Fortunately for us writers, there’s room for flexibility.
And as a rule, when it comes to deciding how many words in a chapter, it pays to think of your reader’s experience first.