Yes, I have written two novels. I was writing that to counter earlier posts in the thread that novels were harder because they involved more words. One point raised earlier is that we were comparing the two regardless of quality. Well, it's just really not cognitively difficult to type a load of words that randomly come to your head and call it an experimental stream of consciousness novel. So in my eyes that diminishes the argument that novels are harder because they're longer. So if we're going to say, 'what's harder, typing 1,000 or 80,000 words?' then yes, typing 80,000 words takes longer so is harder. But that's not what we're comparing. We're comparing crafting a work of short fiction and a work of longer form fiction. I think there are differences in the mediums which make it difficult to say one is harder, though the argument that the short story is harder because of everything you have to leave out carries some weight. Writing is not just typing but also editing, which can be brutally hard for a short story as you do not have the same freedom to stray from the core elements of your story that you have in longer forms. I think that makes it more challenging in a way for sure.