How can I avoid splitting it up? The problem is, its not long for the sake of being long, I already planned the story from start to finish. I did not plan on the book being really long at all. I thought it would be 90K, but the story itself is not over. If I cut things out to reduce it, the novel will not make any sense, and for some reason I have a hatred towards writing sequels because I am an aspiring writer and I do not want to write a sequel because that is like assuming that the 1st book will be popular and I do not want to do that.
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WARNING: Agents and publishers typically will not consider novels from first-time unpublished authors that are longer than 90,000 words. If you check submission requirements from most legit agencies, for example, they'll tell you somewhere around 90K is about the limit.
There are always exceptions, of course, but what you're submitting had best be brilliant if it's 100K+... as in, one in a million brilliant. If the story isn't even half done, yes, this has to be a series and I would further suggest you may be overwriting, a very common mistake of new writers.0
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