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My novel is a t 21,000 words, and I'm running out of plot (!) so am toying with the idea of cutting my target for the summer down by 20,000. This means I can start the run up to my well-planned mid point soon.

But is this right? I know that, in editing, I cut about a quarter. That leaves me with 60,000, which isn't novel length.

What should I do?

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shinoakkitenshi
Aug. 3rd, 2009 03:27 pm (UTC)
Well do you add any in editing? I know for every hand written page I have I add 3-5 when i type it up.

If you feel your goal is not realistic at this point then by all means cut it down. Better to have quality small portions then to have large quanities of dribble.
annabelbanks
Aug. 10th, 2009 10:20 am (UTC)
Yes, I think you're right. I set such a high target to give me room to waffle, but because I had plotted so tightly this isn't really happening!

Sorry for the delay in replying - I've been on holiday.
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