Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Achievement of the day:*

Cutting 25 000 words from my (currently 130 000 word) dissertation.

And it was easy! I just removed bits where I had repeated myself, was talking out my arse, or sounded too wanky. Apparently my writing naturally has about a 20% wank-to-content ratio.

I still need to cut more out in order to fall under the university's 100 000 word limit, though, especially considering I haven't even written my conclusions chapter yet.


* I quite like these. Maybe it will become a regular feature.

1 Comment:

Breena Ronan said...

LOL! I think that's a good problem, I like editing a lot better than I like bullshitting to make things longer.