I think, perhaps with the exception of my blog posts, I am not much for brevity. The Paladin currently stands around 20,000 words over the limit and is likely to get a little thicker in this next edit. Still, I'm getting favorable impressions, so I can only try to justify my bad habit with this: I write a lot, but I write well!
That feels a bit arrogant, but it's the spirit of what I'm going for. I really hope that everything I've put into The Paladin is worth it and that readers don't think anything is really extraneous. Actually, as I've mentioned before, they've asked for more!
I thought of this topic while doing what should have been a quickie job for my employers at C+ Studios. The instructions were simple: make some stings/bumpers to go between each segment on the Vlog/podcast. First one went quick enough. Five seconds, in and out. Just finished the last one. Took me two hours because I felt the need to build sprite art for graphics. And it's almost thirty seconds, which I shaved down from like... almost forty? It was basically an intro for an entire show instead of a little segment bumper.
Yeah... not good at keeping things small. But at least what I make, I make well. Enough.
Keep your eyes open for my debut novel, The Paladin.