An experiment

14 Apr

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.

5 Responses to “An experiment”

  1. spiletta42 April 14, 2007 at 4:42 pm #

    But isn’t the shaving a valuable method of tightening your writing?

  2. neshaffer April 14, 2007 at 4:51 pm #

    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.

  3. spiletta42 April 14, 2007 at 5:16 pm #

    Okay then, you have my approval. *nods wisely*

  4. neshaffer April 14, 2007 at 5:20 pm #

    I assume that means you’ll be hanging on my every word-count update?!

  5. spiletta42 April 14, 2007 at 7:38 pm #

    with fishy breath, yes

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