The other day my son showed me a status update from one of his friends on facebook that made me laugh.
"You want your essays to be like skirts, long enough to cover the essentials, but short enough to keep things interesting."
This was a quote from their english teacher and I have named it the short skirt rule.
No truer words have ever been spoken and I will never look a short skirt the same way. Although I have to wonder what the girls in the class thought.
This is definitely something I have learned to incorporate over the years. When I finished the first draft of my book it sat at 100,000 words, now it's 72,000. Here's hoping I kept the interesting parts.
I'm going to try and start a new feature on Monday. Called goals for the week, then the following Monday I can report on how I did. Last week I tried not eat after 8pm. I was 4 for 7. Not bad, but I see room for improvement. I did research more agents and now have a great spreadsheet ready for more detailed research.
Goals for the week: More agent research, chapter 7 or 8, and drink more water.
How about you? Do you try to follow the short skirt rule? Do you have any goals this week?