With a fleshed out scene, I’m looking for enough to get me invested and enough description to bring the scene to life without too much description dragging it down.
I’ve read a lot of 800 word chapters around here where I feel like the description is completely lacking and there’s nothing there pulling me in. There’s just a chunk of back and forth dialog with a simple tag to show who’s talking, but I don’t see the character’s movements or feel what they’re feeling. It’s just too simple to make me enjoy the story and the scene feels like it really didn’t serve a purpose.
I’m basically following the character’s step by step actions, stopping for some quick dialog, then following a little more step by step actions and then the scene is done. By the end of the chapter, I just don’t give a shit about the character or what happens to them. There’s no meat.
I’d consider 1500-3000 a good amount.