Y’all know I take the craft of writing seriously. It is my default setting, my first job, the thing I’ll do whether I get paid for it or not. It is not something I fuck around with. Whenever the muse graces me, I respect and cherish her. Members of my creative network do likewise with their gifts and their muses. We do what we have to do to nurture our creative spirits because we’d rather be writing than anything else.
Noob and I had a conversation recently where she described such a situation, and the “author” told FB that “the novel’s done.” Curious, Noob went to look and discovered that said “novel” was actually a short story, and it was for sale on Amazon for $2 or $3. And apparently, the topic is one I’d consider to be weighty, but the writer of this…pamphlet…clearly didn’t treat it as such. Noob cracked up laughing, and when she told me, I was offended…and I do not offend easily.
Note: Any real writer knows that a novel is at least 50,000 words.