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  • Michael_S_Miller

    Since this isn't related to the book, I didn't want to clutter up the main thread.

    But I wanted to thank you for that great insight into the needs of different media. I've been struggling to finsih the first draft of my first novel for more than two years, with a character and setting where I've written close to a dozen short stories and novellas. But the novel just is not working. I've tried seven different endings so far and none of them is the right one.

    Thank you for reminding me that different media (and novellas are a different medium than novels) have differnt needs and maybe my skills as a writer (however modest they may be) might just be better suited to shorter formats. Rather than fight and struggle to finish the novel, maybe I should just scrap it and salvage the remains for three or four novellas and move on. Maybe there is a novel in the future for me, maybe there isn't. I am reminded that I have options rather than just banging my head against a wall.

    Thank you.

    March 30