In your outline, avoid having all of your page counts end in five or zero. If you use just those numbers, if may seem like you are just picking the first number that leaps to mind instead of thinking through how long your chapters need to be. Using 19 or 21, instead of 20, will convince editors that you considered the length of your chapters with at least the same care as the numbers they will choose for their P&L (profit-and-loss statement) for your book.
Annie Sullivan: Raising the Stakes in Her Sequel, The Curse of Gold
YA author Annie Sullivan shares how she had to raise the stakes for everyone in her sequel to A Touch of Gold, why the writing process changed because of selling it on proposal, and more!