Monday, October 17, 2005

Word Count Dilemma

Yikes! I realized I'm running perilously close to my maximum word count and I still have so much left to do...I thought I had figured it out, cut as much as I could, but in reworking things I think I added in more than I expected I would need to. Argh...why must I be so wordy? Why???

5 comments:

Peggy said...

LOL, been there, done that! But I guess it's best to be over rather than under!

Anne M said...

Have you eliminated all the unnecessary words: but, almost, just, really etc.? Made sure you haven't told the reader something more than once - just in different ways? Used only enough of the backstory as necessary?

Kelly said...

Pretty much, although I'm sure when I do a final read thru I'll pick up some unnecessary words.

Melissa Marsh said...

Because you're a writer! Writer's are naturally wordy. :-)

Michelle said...

Go ahead and go over your word count. When you go back, you'll find places where you can cut/condense.