Hi Larry and Travis –
I’m glad that there are at least the three of us who are continuing on. I plan to stick with our little support group for the duration.
Larry: You ask “How do you know when you’ve said enough on a topic?” I think it depends on what part of the writing process you are in. When I’m in the early stages, which are focused on just getting stuff out on paper, I would lean towards continuing to say more if I feel I still have things to say. Later on, when I’m editing, I’m looking at the issue of whether what I’ve written meets the larger goals of the project and whether it has the right proportions. For example, I might have decided that I should devote only 2 pages to a certain topic and the page limit becomes a determinant of whether to say more or cut down what I already have. Does that make sense?
Travis: I look forward to hearing more about your “idea for where to move this discussion and progress tracking”.
I’m now at 17500 words (46 pages). I’m pleased to be a tortoise making slow but steady progress.