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gothicangel
12-30-2011, 01:00 AM
I'm planning to sub my WIP into a novel competition, and the rules state that the material entered should be 5,000 words.

If I enter just chapter 1, that is only 2,500. If I enter chapter two also, that goes to c. 7,000.

Advice?

suki
12-30-2011, 01:02 AM
I'm planning to sub my WIP into a novel competition, and the rules state that the material entered should be 5,000 words.

If I enter just chapter 1, that is only 2,500. If I enter chapter two also, that goes to c. 7,000.

Advice?

Break the submission at the end of a scene, close to, but not more than, 5,000 words. So, for example, at a scene break in the middle of chapter 2 - even if you have to create a scene break for the competition submission. Because you cannot enter more than 5,000 words, right? And it would be silly to enter only 2,500.

And good luck.

~suki

Maryn
12-30-2011, 01:31 AM
I agree with suki. Just for the record and all.

I also agree with good luck!

Maryn

gothicangel
12-30-2011, 01:58 AM
Ah, thanks.

I didn't think of that. ;)