Let’s say you are good friends with a writer. S/he enjoys writing online and sharing their work with a small-ish community. S/he has no desire or interest to publish and simply enjoys having fun writing.
However after all the short stories and two standalone novellas s/he written, there is one novel that s/he has been working on for a long while.
Your friend finished the story three months ago and it is online for people to read and enjoy. S/he did some editing as they wrote it which too a bit longer, but they were able to stick with it till the end.
Your friend is very proud of their story and their fans seem to like it in their own way. So, you decided to read it then surprise your friend by letting them know you’ve read the story.
Unfortunately, you were NOT REMOTELY prepared for the story your friend finished and started wondering, how in the world they managed to do something that wild and crazy!
Your friend worked on a single story and post it online with a grand-spanking total of 2,387 chapters and each chapter is 9,500 words long. The word count total is over eleven million.
The story that your friend wrote is a MASSIVE epic fantasy story about adventures, friendships, and crazy other happening with immense magic systems and etc.
Your friend does confront you to ask you if you could read the story, but knowing how crazy long the story is, and that you were going to read it with your friend knowing, you quickly turned away.
In this scenario, what could you do or even say to your friend who wrote an epically long single novel from when s/he first started to three months ago this year? S/he really wants you to read it and give feedback, but you aren’t that ambitious to read something that outrageously long.
What do you do in this wild scenario?!