Okay the novel I am writing at the moment is my first novel, probably have another 2 years until it is completed, the problem is, is that it is likely to be over 400,000 words. It is split into two parts, like George R.R. Martin's a storm of swords, and a dance with dragons. The first part of my book will likely just be over 200,000 words. The problem is I know this is going to be a nightmare to try and get published, so is there any point in me trying? Or should I go into self-publishing?