Hopefully you didn't click this thread thinking something you shouldn't. Well basically the idea is that there are many, many books, especially in the fantasy genre, which span across hundreds and hundreds of pages, which has made me wonder: is it really necessary to tell a good story with that many words and pages (in terms of a novel, of course, I'm not speaking of short stories and the like)? Will you, as an author, be looked down upon if your work barely goes further than 200 MS Word pages? Of course, it's a rather superficial thing to worry about, but it got me thinking because of me and what I write... I'm usually not too descriptive in my scenes and don't waste time with what would seem to me as superfluous details. I simply can't get myself to write flowery stuff about every single ordinary action my characters make, and about the scenery on top of that, and therefore my work ends up with not that many pages... I've considered the idea of being at fault here because I'm not doing enough to transmit to my reader the world I created, but it would be nice to hear what other people have to say. I also admit my fears stem from the fact I'm not a published author and have started to write fiction only recently. So, what are your thoughts on this subject?