Q:This new novel of yours sounds pretty epic. Isn't biting off more than you can chew a classic newbie mistake? Hmm?
Thank you for the question, Mr. T the Third. You asked this a few weeks ago. How very darn prescient.
There is a theory, yes, no doubt taught in MFA classes and espoused by writing groups, that you should start out with a small, manageable project. If that succeeds, try something bigger next.
This makes much sense and is so very reasonable. And my opinion of it, in general, is that you should take it, poop on it, make a burger out of that, and then feed it to whoever (whomever?) mentioned it to you.
Considering the fact that I am, at the moment, feeling rudderless and bereft, I have to concede that maybe there’s something to it.