Hello, anyone who's listening. I'm in the process of writing a novel. A rather epic and complex one, with roots in sci-fi, fantasy, but with flavours of political drama, persecution, and psychological development. And I rather enjoy doing it. It's taken me ten years and a lot of stopping and starting, and a lot of ups and downs, but i've finally settled on a storyline I like. I've written a considerable amount, so i've started looking at some publishers who might be willing to pursue my work. But I seem to have a problem with my style. Everyone (i.e. family, english teachers, drama teachers, etc) have told me my actual writing style is very good. But i seem to be obsessively implementing a considerable degree of detail in my descriptions of other planets, events, social, political, and scientific backstory. So much so that I've only gotten a sixth of the way through my planned story, and i've written up to 160000 words (that was my last estimate, about three weeks ago). I recently spoke to a literary agent, who told me they wouldn't accept manuscripts longer than 100000 words. That makes me wonder a little how writers like Robert Jordan got published in the first place, considering how massive their works are. Anyway, I just though I'd put this out there in case anyone has anything to say. Feel free to condescend upon me all you like.