I’ve reached an issue with the current material that I’ve been working on. Word Count! I’ve arranged the short story event by event in a “tasks” side bar in the novel software I’ve been using, and the only way it seems to land at the appropriate word count for short story submissions would be if I simply did not write some of the events that occur. It’s running on the long side already, as I’m used to writing longer material, but the action and pacing is great. I’m trying to determine if I should write the scenes, then trim them out later, or just not write them in order to meet the market’s specifications.