I admire those who can write novels and long non-fiction texts.
They are driven people who find a thread and follow it to a conclusion.
I find plenty of threads and follow them only to discover after a while they unravel and I’m off on another thread that consumes me for a thousand or so words before I realise it has nothing to do with where I started. Its then I realise I have two potential novels and by that stage I’ve become somewhat disillusioned by my efforts. So I pack them away and look for another prompt of the 200-word variety and have a go at that.
It’s not a very novel way to approach writing I know. Novel writing takes take great discipline or a desire to make millions often through a false hope that you are in fact channelling Jane Austen or Shakespeare and the words on the page are going to survive the millennia to follow. Though in reality the truth is if your novel survives the shredder you’ve done very well.
So all those out there who produce novels in the hope of fame and fortune I wish you well and admire your resolve.