I plan on installing 1/2" lightweight drywall over an existing textured ceiling. The room measures 23' x 8.5'. Joists run parallel to the short end of the room, spaced 16" however there is another single joist that runs parallel to the long end of the run (see attached picture but make note I didnt include all the 16" joists so that it looks cleaner).
Do you recommend I buy 4×10 sheets and run them parallel to the joists to minimize joints? I'm just afraid of the joists not being absolutely accurate and then it turning into a hassle.
Or should I just run them perpendicular and then have a 6" leftover piece at the ends since the room is 8.5'?