Wednesday, February 23, 2011

I Need A Drink

I'm still working on my story of the "Scarry Night" flash challenge.  It's seriously kicking my butt.

First draft:  1397 words
Second draft:  1153 words

I channeled my inner James Ellroy and chopped out every third word.

Third draft:  925 words.

I'm afraid I'm going to start cutting bone.  This story can't be told in any fewer words.

At what point do I just throw in the towel?  One more pass and I'm going to post it as is and beg for forgiveness for going over the word count.

1 comment:

Flannery Alden said...

You can never edit too much...

Good luck, Wellesfan!