I originally expected my modern fairy tale to come in around the 15K word mark but it’s suffering from an attack of the Too many Ideas. Some bits of it that were very short have unexpectedly grown and so now I’m somewhere around the half way point in the plot and it’s about 14K word mark. I’m guessing it will wind up circa 30K. If it does I may be tempted to go back and work it up to full novel length as there are pleny of sections where I’ve skipped over details that could easily be filled in.
Right now though I need to work out what the Elvish equivalent of dueling banjos is.