A large duck (burger_eater) wrote,
A large duck
burger_eater

Math is your friend. Your scary, scary friend

Everyone Loves Blue Dog is a little over 109,000 words.

425 pages. Average words per page: 256ish

Contracted length: 90,000

As I go through the polish, if I want to trim the book by almost 19,000 words, I'm going to cut 44 words out of each page.

Or almost one in five.

Whee!

The actual goal I'm shooting for is 30 words per page. We'll see. So far I've been near or above that. But what would really help would be a 30-page section of the book that suddenly became completely unnecessary.
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