Editing & beefing up word count

Sometimes I wish I could be one of those writers who sits down, writes a novel, and comes out with 90,000 words. But I’m the sort of writer who’s first draft will be around the 50,000 word mark… which is good, because I know that what I have is the bare bones of the story, but it’s also bad because I know I need to increase the word count by at least 10,000 words.

I did some research last night and from what I can see, the best way to do that is by adding sub plots. So I know what I’m going to be working on for the next few days.

What type of writer are you? The epic writer or the bare bones writer?

About Jodie @ Words Read & Written

Book blogger & aspiring author.
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2 Responses to Editing & beefing up word count

  1. embrystical says:

    Ugh. Beefing with subplots. Subplots are hard. Like trying to weave an inconceivable romance into a witch shooting her twin sister, and the princess in a coma. But that turns out to be important.


  2. sandradan1 says:

    I always write too much! SD


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