What do you mean, Jill?
I'm glad you asked. I am in the middle of a MAJOR rewrite. My editor would like me to cut at least 50,000 words from my 194,000-word story.
That's a lot, huh?
So instead of telling you how many words I wrote each day, I'm posting how many words I cut.
Because I have to cut a lot of words.
On Monday, I cut 2178 words from four chapters, and ended up with three chapters instead. A pretty good day.
On Tuesday, I cut 1121 from two chapters. So I will keep chip-chip-chipping away.
How are all of you doing? Share your progress in the comments below.
What's a word war?
How does it work?
You can also start mini word wars in the comments section of this blog, or on the Go Teen Writers Community Facebook group. (If you apply to join, leave me a comment on the blog so I can get you approved.)
The goal is to buckle down and focus on our manuscripts whenever we can, make good use of our writing time, and encourage each other as we write. Hopefully you'll be meeting new writers and deepening friendships as the war goes on!
How long does it last?
This word war began Monday and will end Friday night. It's a come-and-go, write-when-you-can style of war, so it's never too late to join, and you don't have to participate every day.
If you have time to play, this WILL help you. Join in the fun.