When I was fifteen, I wanted to get my epic 100k /300 page novel published (bless my heart). My mom had a friend who was an editor. I sent her the first chapter, roughly around 20 pages. It took us six months of emailing before finishing it. By that time I had blown a ton of money on this editor (or at least for a jobless teenager). At the end, it was too much.

My question is...is half a year way too long for only 1/15th of a book? I'll admit my writing wasn't great, but it was serious enough to pay for an editor. Am I supposed to be expecting this for my novel now? I still have a little ways to go on my novel, but I was wondering if I should expect something similar? Because those six months messed with my head, especially since the editor wouldn't tell me what was good or bad about my writing.