I have been somehow obsessed with word count and page numbers lately. It’s like there’s a restless kangaroo pounding at my belly and urging me to hurry up and finish that manuscript already you useless idiot!
Or maybe that’s just my three year old.
Either way, I am always wishing I could do things faster and better, which was why I was happy to stumble upon some advice on the topic from Vivek Wadhwa recently. According to Wadhwa, the secret to prolific and efficient writing is to “speak fearlessly from the heart, get to the point immediately, keep the message simple and focused, and use the fewest words you can.”
In other words, don’t waste time in the unnecessary, and do it right first time.