Revising and Rewriting

Word to the wise:

I’ve just gone through edited the first 2,040 words of my manuscript, and taken out removed 452 unnecessary words. That’s a lot, a little more than 22% of the total. almost a quarter of the total. Since 2,040 is 10% of the whole project, this means I’ve written only about 15,600 necessary words. I am trying to sell a product that’s only 78% as good as it could be.

‘s point in a recent post should be well-studied: nobody edits enough. Wade in with a scalpel and a weed-whacker. There’s crap in our writing. Get it out! Get it out!

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