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.
I'm down to 1,999. 350 left if I am going for 1,500 plus 10%. Let's get to it :-)
I am sticking to 1,650 - I have 95 words to shave off.
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 :-)