Frankly I see thousand-paged whoppers of novels and feel the urge to burn them. How can people write so much? I'm a minimalist. I prefer short, concise work, like Burroughs, Hemingway and Palahniuk. But when I write, I feel I'm only touching the tip of the iceberg. I omit details, jump over descriptions, and after writing for an hour I click word-count and I get five hundred words. Surely the veterans of this site have experienced this, and are willing to offer some advice? P.S Can anyone tell me the correct definition? I know it's not underwriting.