I was thinking about a suggestion that a friend made and that was to make two books out of my one. Considering how big it is at 193K words I thought that it was a good idea. I went back to my 190k novel. I found a place where I could cut it reducing the word count to 144,944 words. Again I did a web search and discovered that 144k is still too much for a fantasy novel. However, I now have two dilemmas. The first I think I can solve by reducing the first book of its 144k to 100k or maybe to 95k. My second dilemma is another story. Reducing my book left me with less than 50k words. Fifty thousand words makes a very small book. Also I feel it would make a cheap ant-climax for the reader of the first book. I don't want to do what some authors do and that is pad my novel with unnecessary material. Any ideas that will keep me from being a cheap novelist?