It's time for another Insecure Writer's Support Group post. My current insecurity is to do with word count. Not so much the lack of it* as getting it under control. I want to write nice, lighthearted short stories - say around 900 words. I keep getting ideas for much longer stories.
*Although when it comes to the novel that is a concern.
The problem isn't that I'm padding them out and waffling (despite what darling hubby says) but that my plot ideas are too complex for my desired word count. Do you have any tips for keeping it simple?
Maybe having a go at this 50 word competition will help? Thanks to Della for highlighting it.
Size matters with other things too - cake, glasses of wine, bars of chocolate ...