Word Count – Is there a limit a new author should not exceed?

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I have been criticized in the past that my books were to large, especially for an unknown author. I hate hearing that even though the critics are right. Novels exceeding 70,000 to 90,000 words in length are more difficult to attract a publishing deal. Each of the three books of the Superstars Trilogy exceed 165,000 words. Way too large to appeal to a publisher. What can one do when the story is so big it takes over 500,000 words to tell it? You can do what I did and write the length I needed to tell the story and give this incredible epic the space it needed or trim it down to make it marketable. I chose to tell the story. All of it.

I’m still looking for that publishing deal.

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