It’s amazing. You think that if you’re not actually “writing” you’re not “working.” But that is not the case at all. There is posting on your blog and/or Facebook page. Then there’s editing. And that’s what I’ve been doing. I’ve been working on a story to submit to a contest and of course I put it off until the last moment – today is the 13th and the cut off is the 15th.
I was all set to submit when I read the max word count – 4000, and my story is 4637! So I’ve been “editing” or cutting things out, in other words. Getting rid of unnecessary adverbs (I never even realized I had so many!) and passive voice passages – was counting is 2 words versus counted – 1 word. Now for one last read through to make sure I didn’t aggressively cut out something necessary and I will be hitting that old Submit button.