I’ve always found the goal of meeting a word count to be a bit silly.
Some messages can be clearly communicated in 200 words and others need 2,000 words.
But if you use 2,000 words when 200 words would perfectly suffice, your writing will likely feel excessive or even self-indulgent.
That’s why I consider the ability to self-edit one of the most valuable skills a writer can develop.
However, writers have to gain momentum to fuel their careers. They need to publish content regularly in order to make the best choices for their work going forward.
So, how do we marry these two ideas — precise communication and writing practice?