You dream of writing novels, but you don’t want to jump into the literary deep end right away. Start small write flash fiction before you write your longer story.
I recently watched a video with the artist Tracey Emim. A lifetime spent as an artist, she even even starts with a small drawing in her sketchbook before she tries to tackle her larger works. It’s not a bad idea to write a flash fiction story before you write your larger work.
I have ran seven marathons in my life. I didn’t start by running 26.2 miles. Some people can do it, but I’m not one of them. I had to start with a smaller story before I attempted writing a novel. Maybe it’s a good idea for you too.
Write a flash fiction first. It’s like a training run for a novelist. Those training miles will add up. You’ll see.
Here’s an article about the writing the best flash fiction: