That’s how my stories feel out there in the big bad world. They’re too thin, too much skin and bones, not enough meat on them. People want a higher calorie book. It’s been one of the most consistent complaints among the reviews. Skinny books in a fat book world. they take after me, i’m afraid. I’ve always been quick and light.
I’m reading The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood and it’s so thick with backstory I keep feeling stuffed, like I’ve eaten too much.