margaret at onr.com
Fri Feb 7 16:04:08 EST 2003
>And there is no question that computerization makes it easier for an author
>to run on.
Yeah, but the words still have to be written. It takes less time to
write an 80,000 word novel than a 150,000 word novel, and if you're
going to be paid approximately the same advance for either, the
temptation to indulge in wordiness is rather expensive.
Not, of course, that such crassly commercial thoughts ever influence the
length of my mss <g>
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