January 14th, 2014

Nightmare Eighty Four - Part 4

I have to finish this today as I have to move on the the Othello/newspaper article soon.  I have managed to shave off a meagre 200 words this morning and I am about only half done.  I will have to do the rest then mesh as I have never meshed before.  I need a crash course in Microsoft Publisher, which I will look at in our free break tomorrow morning. 2,717 down to 2,433. 284 in fact. It's times like this when you realised you have doubled up somewhere along the line, or have glaring omissions.  My main concern is that it doesn't matter how often I rearrange the paragraphs, the problems still remain.

16:41
I am down to 2,096 words and I am worried now that I have confused the issue somewhere along the line. I am scratching my head as I have to get across what it is exactly I am getting at.  Yes the poor living conditions are caused by the economic cutbacks of the party, but also I am trying to convey how the people are kept to this level by the environment AND the brainwashing.  No description fits in this essay and I feel that it has the same monster proportions as I found with Wuthering Heights this time last year.

LOL: I just looked at my entry for this time last year and it was all about having three versions of WH on the go and wishing it would snow so I didn't have to go in!! HA!! Somethings never change.

19:13
I'm down to 1,999. 350 left if I am going for 1,500 plus 10%. Let's get to it :-)

20:09
I am sticking to 1,650 - I have 95 words to shave off.

21:39
It is done - well, it wasn't JUST about shaving off words, it was also about rewriting to lose those words. 1,650 done and dusted for now :-)