Quote Originally Posted by Makampfe View Post
She said that unpublished authors need to have at least 70,000 words in a memoir (70,000-90,000 is optimal) or literary agents won't even consider it.
A good target is at the upper end of word count for memoirs: editors need enough material to work with (i.e., delete) to make a manuscript into a book. My memoir was 110,000 words and was edited to 99,900 more or less, but I edited as I wrote.