Book length

Sally Odgers sodgers at
Fri Feb 7 21:12:05 EST 2003

> 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.

As the Cutting Room Queen, I have always thought I'm very stupid to
over-write because I then have to cut. But that's the way I've always
worked, and I can't get the hang of changing.


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