I'm working on my first novel and I'm having trouble completing it. I believe I have a hard time sticking to one long story. So, I decided to turn it into a 3 or 4 short stories, but I hear that readers don't like that and they believe authors are trying to scam them when authors separate a novel into short stories. Also, I personal love short stories compared to novels. But can an author make a living (between 30k and 70k) writing short stories?