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Old 08-07-2010, 06:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Nate the Great View Post
Too long
Actually, I've been running the numbers today, to get a sense of what length to consider acceptable in future novel fivers. And wouldja believe that, in terms of lines, this is the shortest one yet? (Outside of what I threw together for New Frontier, which doesn't count.) And it's the second-shortest in terms of words, after Incident at Arbuk, which is the one I completed just before this.

And this one's a giant novel, no less. So I may still be too long, but I am getting shorter. (It looks as though the trend will probably not continue with the next one I do, however. We'll see.)
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