Jo Rhett (jorhett) wrote,
Jo Rhett

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Cutting back is hard, hard work.

I spent 3 hours cutting hard on Descending Pitch. The prose is much improved, story is much better. I'm very glad I did all that work. And checking word count I find... 224 words off.

That's less than 1/4 what I had hoped to remove.

So I'm learning that (a) this is hard and (b) I'm really not certain that I can operate in a format this small. This is such a very small story, with only 2 characters and a hell of a lot of tell instead of show to keep it snappy. And I'm still straining hard to get below 3600 words.

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