OK, to prevent the disastrous consequences of over-writing that vex me so often (these consequences being hours and days spent shaving thousands of words off a story after spending hours and days going to the trouble of adding those words in the first place), I am going to keep a running word count of TD 208.
I will try not to write more than a thousand words over 15,000.
Today’s count so far: 734 words.
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NANCY E. SHAFFER has been an experimental psychologist (M.A., Cognitive Psychology, Rice University), a philosopher (Ph.D., History and Philosophy of Science, University of California, Davis), and software developer. She taught history and philosophy of science at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec and the University of Nebraska Omaha.
Her philosophical work has appeared in the journal Philosophy of Science and her pop-culture philosophy website, All Things Philosophical on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel: the Series.
Dis/inhbition is her first novel.
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5 thoughts on “An experiment”
But isn’t the shaving a valuable method of tightening your writing?
Absolutely. That’s just a ball park, 15,000+1,000. Since I don’t want to go over 14,000 in the final version, that’s over-writing about 2,000 words.
Okay then, you have my approval. *nods wisely*
I assume that means you’ll be hanging on my every word-count update?!
with fishy breath, yes