Tuesday, 10 November 2009

A different editing problem

Normally I have to edit down. That is to say that I usually have to trim the odd word or phrase here or there to make a story fit a word count requirement. Just for a change I have the opposite problem today. I've typed up my first draft only to find out that I am 500 words short. Now that's a sizeable chunk. The problem isn't so much the padding out but padding out without waffling. This could be a problem.

4 comments:

Debs said...

I usually have a problem finding enough words, so can empathize with your problem today.

Colette McCormick said...

Thanks Debs. To be honest if I didn't have this problem I'd have another.

Captain Black said...

Why not add an extra scene, then edit down some more?

Colette McCormick said...

That is exactly the plan. I'm going to start writing in about 5 minutes.