I am writing a devotional book for Christian women about my journey through motherhood.  I want this to be a short, simple read that a mom can go to each day to get a quick 5 minute pick-me-up.  How many words do y'all think would be reasonable for each of my devotional thoughts to keep my reader from being bogged down?

to get an idea on how I write, visit my blog at and read my latest blog post, they are all around the same length, should I change it up any?

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Hi Ashley.  I might suggest that you go to a place like CreateSpace and get an interior template in the size you plan to use then play around with it to see how much you can fit into the desired space.  For busy moms, I'd say no more than 1-3 pages, max.  If it will be a 365 days type (which you mentioned going to each day), then definitely one page per or it will be too big (not to mention cost more to produce).  I believe you can download a template here:




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