Originally Posted by krish_999
4000 words for one story is sometimes very less. If the rule was like - total 8000 words per writer, it would have been somewhat better; so that a writer can 'save' words from one entry and then use it in next entry. My first entry had 3200 words only. I wish...if I could use 4800 words for the second. Actually, my second story has 5800 words, which is impossible to bring down to 4000 and hence I am stuck.
I understand as a writer there are lot of things inside you which you want to tell people through your words and descriptions, but at the same time the crux of the contest is to bring out the best in you within some limits, hence the 4000 word condition. If you use your skills and experience, am sure you would be easily able to bring it down from 5800 to 4000. Nothing to be worried about, try reading yourself with a fresh mind and am sure you will find what needs to be edited.