I have not really been writing since highschool but it had always been a passion of mine, and probably what I should have gone to school for in the first place. Now that I am stable in a pharmaceutical sales job with good hours I have gotten back into writing and am currently 120,000 words into a 200,000 or so word novel. I have been reading and hearing that having a larger first novel is more difficult to have published so my question is this. Am I just writing this book for practice now, with no chance of having it published regardless of how good it may be? I can understand that publishers may not want to take a chance on a larger book by an uknown author, but if I'm good enough is there still a chance that it will be picked up? Perhaps I should have thought more in depth on this possibility but I just thought that if the book was good enough it would be sold regardless of the length. Maybe I was being naive.