Writing a story, and have some questions about publishing

Discussion in 'Publishing' started by Trenton, May 12, 2009.

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    Trenton

    Trenton New Member

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    I live in the US and have been writing a story for quite a few months now. I like it and other peers have liked it, but I'm just worried about the length. I had planned on making the story a 4-5 series. However, I don't know if I should merge some stories together. I'm maybe three quarters of the way done with the first story, but it's only 53k words. At the most I may end up with 70k-75k words and from what I've heard, that's not really enough. I don't really know where to add more into my story. I was just wondering if there was a series of 4-5 all 70k-75k long, would it really sell and would publishers really take it?

    I'm only 19 and this writing is not the profession I planned to go into. If it could work, however, I would love to because I've always had a passion for writing. I love to just write for fun.
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    dustinzgirl

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    Why don't you finish writing it and then worry about publishing? Trust me, finishing something is the first and hardest part of writing.

    If you have 4-5 books of 70k words, you have two novels of 140k words. Which is way more publishable in sf/f.

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