Why I Hate Strict Word Counts for Written Content

Kayla Lords

I am an erotic author, sex blogger, podcaster, freelance writer, an opinionated marketer, and a speaker with a focus on BDSM and D/s. Here at The Smutlancer, I help people who want to create content or products about sex get paid to do it. I'm sharing what I've learned as a freelancer and a sex blogger to build a career. You can find me online sharing my innermost sexual thoughts and experiences and helping kinksters have healthy BDSM relationships. I'm also a masochistic babygirl submissive with an amazing and sadistic Daddy Dom and business partner, John Brownstone.

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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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