I posted a thread last April of this year, about finishing the 2nd draft of my book. Thanks to people on this forum, commenting on it, made me realize the first book(196k words) was way too long. I researched and noticed books like Harry Potter, Hunger games etc were under 100k words. They're readers out there that do read big thick, tiny word novels with ease. The general audience I'm aiming for is people who just have time to read a chapter or two while taking a #2 or flying on an airplane who like reading Sci-Fi, with a ton of action, adventure, and thriller. Even after revising it, would have still made it long. In the meantime, I took an English class at my local college to work on my grammar, which I'm still sensitive about. I went back to the drawing board and decided to take first act of my 2nd draft to be my first book. All I did was just extend it, adding more detail, characters, drama, subplots, and of course plot twist basically a giant detour. I finished it around 24 chapters little bit over 100k words, but this is without any revising. Just grinding, grinding, and grinding some more till I finished it. Technically at this point, I've written two books and haven't even got passed revising stage. It wasn't the plan but ended up that way. Even after revising, let's say I revise it till my fingers bleed which will be almost all next year. At what point, when do I know it's time to publish it? My friend said I could just send what I have to a publisher like http://www.penguin.com/publishers/daw/, and if they do accept it, will edit, snip whatever out for revising for the final product? Where do you even begin to find a literary agent? Any help would be appreciative.