I have posted multiple times about not having the time to write. I believe this is a problem many of us aspiring authors have to deal with, living in the real world and all. My question is this: You have a great idea, maybe one that warrants 10,000 words if not more. You don't have the time to truly flesh out the idea, but you want to write. Instead of giving your idea the breath of life it deserves, you go ahead and jot down a shorter story. Does this kill your idea? Are you able to go back and flesh it out, or once it is written, can you resuscitate it and give it the life it deserves? Me, personally, once it is written it is done, an idea that could be a novel dies as a short.