Monday, September 24, 2012
I'm just wrapping up a ghost story anthology. This is the first time I've paid people by the word instead of a flat rate or royalty formula. Interestingly, and not surprisingly, the stories are coming in way longer than anything I've ever edited before, averaging about 6000 words. I think I'm one of the few places that will take stories up to 7K, so I'm used to running a little longer than some other outfits. But, even for me, I'm amazed at how long winded some of this stuff is. I guess I knew the job was dangerous when I took it.