Welcome to Holly and Mr. Brink. And congratulations!
I do like the sound of Mr Brink too, living under a rock. You don't happen to be a reptile do you? Snake maybe?
There's not nearly enough reptiles on this forum.
Thanks for the "welcome" all. And no, I think I'm too hairy to be a reptile. Maybe "in a cave" would be a better phrase for me than "under a rock". That about sums up my tech savvy.
As for the long vs short work, I tend to think in longer works too. They don't always start out that way. In fact, they usually start out as a "short story idea" and the more I think about them the longer they get. My currently passed around with no luck fantasy novel started out as a short story idea like literally 10 years ago and when I finished the draft last year it was 123,000 words. Ten years is way too long to let something grow. Maybe if I could get my butt in the chair more I could catch these things while they're small.
Congrats to everyone on present and past success and looking forward to pushing this topic string well past the 100 mark.
Jeremy (which is easier than TUEMoBCT or whatever)