Word Count Battle continues.
Starting word count yesterday: 108, 456.
Ending word count yesterday: 108, 131.
No huge gains, because yesterday was the use contraction day and frequent word substitution day.
You guys are so funny. “They are taking 8,000 words away from us! We’ve been robbed!”
Publishers have set standards for their books. It has to do with typography and price point and things I don’t fully understand, but the bottom line is, we are contractually obligated to deliver something between 90 and 100K. We can probably get it below 105K and be squeak by, but we would like to get as close as we can to the goal.
Gordon is having an unexpected root canal today, so that complicates things.
I promise that if we cut anything hilarious, it will be posted for you.
Well, on we go. Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more, Or close the wall up with our English dead.