This question was asked on Reddit.
I answered yes, I work on my stuff every day. I wake super early and work until my kids get up. There is no such thing as a day off for me and really will probably die before I finish anything big.
Then I started to wonder what big meant. I’ve written novels and long as hell (wife’s description) short stories, so what did big mean?
Giving this lots of thought, I realize, right now, its the whole thing that is Bryan Aiello.
Writing, arting, marketing, thinking about merch, and where to engage with a “public.” How to release the story, imagining the arc of the story over the course of a lifetime. How other works fall into the world-building. Not wanting to have any false starts then false starting anyway. Like farting on the way to the bathroom.
Every story has the potential to make waves. But what is the ultimate story, and can you aim the waves, or aim for the waves?
So big for me is like The Egg (1000 words in all) and all of a sudden a wild Andy Weir is born.
Know what I mean?
It’s the engagement of the storytelling- that’s the “big” thing I feel like I am aiming for but might never get to.