Saturday, January 28, 2012

#28 / Word Count

I have been working on a pleading, filed yesterday with the California Supreme Court. The Court imposes a "word limit," and each pleading filed must have a word count certification.

It strikes me that we refine our first attempts at constructing new realities through a kind of editorial process, adding items we may have overlooked, and eliminating the excesses in what we may have first said, or written.

Good writing (and good realities) come from initial inspiration, but disciplined by good editing. It's best to get the word count down.

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