November 14, 2023 will be the 10 year anniversary of the November 14, 2013 murder of my 8 month old infant son, at BugLight Lighthouse Art Studio of Southern Maine Community College in South Portland, Maine. If you have any information about who his killer is, please call FBI Agent Andy Drewer at 207-774-9322


My Son Was Murdered, The Killer Walks Free, Your Child Could Be Next!

FAQ: What are the most visited pages on this website and how many visits do they get?

Several years ago, I wrote an article on how to write different types of magic uses, or rather how I personally write various types of magic users within the context of my Quaraun books. Today that page is one of my top ten most visited articles. It gets 50 to 500 views/reads/hits/visits per day depending on the time of the years and has had over 200k visits total since it was published.

Amphibious Aliens: Debunking The Atwater Family's Alien Abduction Hoax with more then 30MILLION reads since 2007 and The GoldenEagle: Debunking Stephen King's World's Most Haunted Car Hoax with over tenMILLION reads since 2007 still rank as the two most visited articles on my website, but, neither of those are writing related.

Writing Medieval Servants is my most visited writing related article with over 7MILLION reads.

This website was started in 1996 and has 1 to 3 new articles (all written by me, I am the only writer on this site) published almost daily. In 2017 we crossed ten thousand articles published. As of 2023, EACH article gets MINIMUM 10 to 70 reads PER DAY, with the high traffic articles getting 500+ reads per day.

And since December 2019, my website now gets three hundred thousand to 7 million reads per month - well over ONE HUNDRED MILLION PAGE READS PER YEAR, making it not only the single most trafficked site in the State of Maine, but also one of the most visited websites in ALL OF NEW ENGLAND!

{{{HUGS}}} Thank you to all my readers for making this possible!

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Why publishers refuse to look at manuscripts over 120k words or answering the FAQ: My book is 200k words and not halfway finished yet, can I get it published?

Why publishers refuse to look at manuscripts over 120k words or answering the FAQ: My book is 200k words and not halfway finished yet, can I get it published?

Why publishers refuse to look at manuscripts over 120k words or answering the FAQ: My book is 200k words and not halfway finished yet, can I get it published?

This question gets asked a Lot, especially on Reddit, where we see it asked a few times EVERY DAY.

Why publishers refuse to look at manuscripts over 120k words or answering the FAQ: My book is 200k words and not halfway finished yet, can I get it published?


Chapter and page count mean nothing in terms of how big a book is.


  • * the average printed mass market paperback 5x7" book has 250 words to a page... this is only 25,000 words per 100 pages or 75k words per average 300 page printed paperback

  • * the average printed trade paperback 6x9" book has 330 words to a page... this is 33,000 words per 100 pages or 99k words per average 300 page printed paperback

  • * the average digital Word or Google doc is formatted to 8x11" copy paper and has 750 words to a page... this is a mega whopping 75,000 words per 100 pages or 150k words per average 300 page printed paperback

  • * Chapters can be anything from one single word to 20k or more words.

An Epic Novel is anything over 120k words, and called epic due to the size of the printing press machine required to print it.

As the bulk of traditional publishing houses do not publish epic novels, due to the fact their print press machines are physically incapable of making a book that thick, you will be stuck self publishing it. Traditional publishing will not be an option for most anyone writing epic novels. There are literally only seven publishing houses which accept epic novels.

Do keep in mind that publishing houses and agents judge books by word counts, not page counts, as the page counts of 8x11" sheets of paper or Google Docs does not accurately reflect the page counts of a printed 5x7" paperback book. And if you use extra big or extra small fonts, or non standard margins in your document, your word counts will be skewed way more, meaning a 180 pages in Google docs could be as little as a 10k word short story or as long as a 230k word epic trilogy, depending on your settings.

Without knowing the exact word count, there is no way to tell if it is too long, too short, or just right.

You need to remember that the printing press machine used to print your book can only bind certain thicknesses. The word count a publisher accepts is based on the arm size on the printing machine they own. There are literally only 4 publishing houses in America, which own a machine capable of printing a 120k+ word book. And only 3 publishers in Europe with those machines. Meaning you are limited to literally **only seven publishing houses on the planet** that you can submit your book to, and if they don't like your story/idea, you have no more options.

Most printing machines max out at 80k words of page thickness, which is the reason that is the upper limit publishing houses accept. There are more than twenty thousand publishing houses in America and Europe who own this type of printing machine, so you have a better chance of getting published if your word count is under 80k words, simply because you (or your agent) has the option to query more publishing houses.

Remember, publishing houses can't just wave a magic wand and their machines magically bind larger sized books. Those machines cost several million dollars each. When you try to tell a publishing house "But it's a great story and I can't remove more words..." You are literally saying to them: "But you can easily dish out $forty million dollars to buy the bigger machine to print my 120k word book that'll only earn you five thousand dollars in it's lifetime!"

Don't expect a publishing house that owns a standard size machine, to dish out millions of dollars to buy the epic sized machine, just to publish your novel, because they won't.

For traditional publishing you have two options here: edit down to a word count that can be printed by the twenty thousand publishing houses who own standard sizes machines, or pray one of the only seven publishing houses on the planet who owns an epic sized machine loves and accepts your work.

Believe me, no amount of you telling them how great and unremovable your words are is going to convince a publisher to pay millions to buy a machine that can print up your 120k+ word book.

If it really is a super big word count, you might be best publishing it as a web novel on Royal Road or ScribbleHub or a similar place.

Or, if you are self publishing, you could divide it up into several books, like how Harry Potter was released as 7 books, and publish them on Amazon.

Also… why You do know you will be **surrendering ALL rights to your world and characters** and your book will be put into the public domain for anyone else to publish and sell on Amazon, if you list it with

>what exactly is the market for epic novels nowadays? I only know of a few select pieces, like War and Peace and some Hindu texts.

Literally every book published by TOR is epic, as they own one of those epic printing presses I mentioned, and they publish thousands of titles a year.

Baen Books another publishing house in possession of an epic sized machine, only accepts book that are minimum 130k words and publishes obviously nothing but epic novels, hundreds of new titles every month.

The infamous Random Penguin literally the largest publishing house in the world, publishes on average, wait for it, twenty thousand new titles every month... the bulk of them epic.

I'd say epic novels are doing pretty well, and anyone who reads traditionally published paperbacks knows this.

Why publishers refuse to look at manuscripts over 120k words or answering the FAQ: My book is 200k words and not halfway finished yet, can I get it published?

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So, I was over on Reddit, you like I often am, and found this question. And answered it, like I do. However, the answer I initially gave was a simple generic answer. If you want to read my original answer unaltered, simply click on Reddit's embed feature links which Reddit provides for webmasters to be able to post their answers on their websites, while linking back to the original thread on Reddit (if you didn't know Reddit offered and encouraged the use of this feature, look for it in the "share" features underneath every post, comment, and reply on Reddit).

I am answering random questions today about writing, self-publishing, character creation, and world building, over on Reddit and decided to take my answers from there and expand upon them even further over here. So that's what this page is. Me rambling on about various aspects of world building techniques I use when writing the Quaraun series. The questions I am answering are embedded here. Clicking the link in the embedded question will take you to the original Reddit page where you can see the original answer along with other people's answers. If you wish to comment, you can do so on the Reddit page where a place to do so is provided.

In any case, as with all of my Reddit answers found on my site here, my original post on Reddit is much shorter then the article here.

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What do you want to become? 
What did you do today to step closer to that goal?
Whatever you do, be your best at it!
And remember to have yourself a great and wonderfully glorious day!


By EelKat Wendy C Allen

Eye of the GrigoriIf you ever made fun of or had any part in the destruction of my farm, and the illegal selling of half of my land to Colliard, you shall lose your land.
tent2.JPGIf you ever made fun of or had any part in my being homeless since 2006 - YES, I AM still homeless in 2023, you shall become homeless.
eelkats_house_before_after.jpgIf you ever made fun of or had any part in the backhoe driving over my house, you shall lose your house.
home again the return of the goldeneagle dodge 330If you ever made fun of or had any part in my car being cut in half, you shall lose your car.
volvo-art-car-eelkat-Dazzling-Razzbury-3-artist-wendy-c-allen-painting3.pngIf you ever made fun of or had any part in my becoming crippled, you shall lose your health.
If you ever made fun of or had any part in the murder of my son, your child shall die an equally horrible death.

Evil men go out of their way to try to drive a person to suicide.

Are you an evil man?

Are you sure you're not?

How many people have YOUR hate filled words killed?

Next time you go to do a mean thing to a fellow human, stop and really think about the consequences of your actions.

Did you ever notice how every one has a story to tell about me, yet not one of them ever speaks the truth?

What lies has YOUR gossiping tongue spread about me?

Did you know...

October 16, 2006, bomb blew up my house because of YOUR lies.

August 8, 2013, the house which replaced the one the bomb blew up, was driven over by a backhoe.

November 14, 2013, my 8 month old infant son was murdered because of your lies.

November 14, 2013, I was beaten up, paralized for 5 months, spent 18 weeks relearning to walk, I'm now crippled for the rest of my life, because of YOUR lies.

Are you proud of what you have done?

Enjoy your eternity in Hell. You earned it. You've certainly worked hard for it.


If you have any information about any of these events, please call FBI Agent Andy Drewer at 207-774-9322