Writing for Metro, I’ve trained myself to work at a certain word limit — 300 words, 350 at the most.
If a piece goes over, I pare it back to the appropriate length, usually by ripping out all my favorite lines, which often get folded into my posts here.
Therefore, I am loving the new Sympatico/MSN gig, which allows me the freedom to riff at length. And sometimes I get a little carried away.
For example I didn’t intend to write 2600 words about the various “Die Hard” clones … it just sort of happened, you know?
But now that it’s out there, you might as well enjoy it …