Friday, November 10, 2006

Word count as enemy

I've said it before: word count challenges can be a dangerous thing. Because when you're aiming for 10k and you're only at 8k, you'll throw anything down just to up the meter.

Anyone else have this situation? Does anyone sacrifice word count for quality? Do you think the good advice that "you can't fix a blank page" enters into it?

Just thinking as I pound away...

1 comment:

Diana Peterfreund said...

I'm trying to figure that out myself. It's almost as if I hit a wall at a certain point and anything I try to force out after that is crap that needs to be rewritten. But if I stop looking at what I'm doing I can sometimes produce enormous amounts of stuff.