One thing that is suggested by many writers who I hold in high esteem (Chuck Wendig, Kristen Lamb, etc.), is to set wordcount goals and plan out the length of your chapters and stories. This is something I just can’t seem to get. See that little sidebar over there? The one with the WIPs and the progress bars? Yeah, that’s total bullshit. I have no idea how long my stories are going to be until they’re in first-draft mode. None. And I don’t know how to fix that. So I am turning to you, dear internet, for your help. How do you do it? How do you know ahead of time how many words will fit into that first-time pegging scene? How long is a smutty retelling of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs? How many chapters is that time-travel steampunk faerie/shifter romance going to be? How the fuck do you know these things ahead of time?