I've been working on a project for about two years now. It hasn't occurred to me until after I wrote about 14 chapters in that I hit the 400 page mark. Now originally, my story was going to be in three parts. Doing the calculation now, I see that my story will perhaps be 750-800 pages, instead of the expected 600... Between everyone, do you feel that a long story that ends with three arcs (400, 200, 200) is necessarily slow? I feel that I've just started the main plot of the story, and everything before it led up to it (although I have already written a prequel). I know there is no limit on chapters, but are my chapters becoming to long? Is there a quota I should reach with every part of the story? (Although I don't feel like i have wasted any area of my project so far, excluding fictitious writer's block) Am I doing something wrong? Should I revise it? I yearn for your replies! Edit: I probably should clarify. But I am going to do this with as little emphasis on the plot as possible. Basically, the main story is about a war. The war doesn't start till page two hundred and forty, but everything beforehand is what was supposed to cause it (missions, captures of VIPs and HVTs, etc) This is the problem. I don't know what to omit. That is what makes me wonder if the plot is slow.