Why I Hate Strict Word Counts for Written Content

Kayla Lords

Kayla Lords is a freelance sex writer, podcaster, blogger, all-around sex content creating human, and she really likes creating content. As a writer, she focuses on sex and kink primarily on BDSM and power exchange. She works with private clients to write their content and manage their social media, while also co-hosting two podcasts, running a YouTube channel, and managing multiple blogs. Let's just say, she stays busy and wants to keep it that way. Kayla is an international speaker and an award-winning sex blogger. She believes we are stronger together as a community than we are isolated and apart. We all deserve to get paid for the work we do, but until we understand our cumulative power, we'll all wonder if we're "the only one" doing this smutlancing thing.

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  1. I always have the problem of going way over wordcounts, and have to pick up my editing shears! In doing so, though, I always discover more concise ways to express the same idea, but there are moments of sadness at chopping out some content. I also hate pay by word count on submissions, and agree totally that it encourages word-flab.

    • Kayla Lords says:

      It’s a fine line to walk — enough words to get your point across, too many words that are unnecessary. But I like having too many words because at least I give myself something to work with (and cut, lol). Not enough words is a STRUGGLE when there’s a minimum word count.

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