The memoir manuscript grows to 100,000 words. How could I be so self-centered to expect an audience to appreciate such a lengthy narrative? The next step becomes a task of removing the redundant or insignificant passages – or those which may be doubtful memories. The obelus symbol used to mark these passages in ancient manuscripts is now commonly used as a division sign ÷ . Divide and conquer – final execution.
5 thoughts on “Obelus”
i can’t even multiply much less divide. MWAHAHAHAHA
I like the word – obelus – nice. And 100,000 words is not too shabby either. Good luck with your editing. @DietzShirley from I Just Have to Say
Whew! That is a lot of words. But that’s what editing is for, am I right?
~Ninja Minion Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~
Patricia Lynne, Indie Author
Marjorie, I’m impressed with 100,000 words. I hear it’s better to write more words than fewer, because when the editing starts – it truly becomes a divide and conquer. Liked the word, obelus. Thank you so much for joining the Cow Pasture Fence Jumpers, welcome. I look forward to reading your comments. @sheilamgood at Cow Pasture Chronicles
100,000 words! Epic.