NaNoWriMo is all about increasing the word count, letting the pages fly out, the chapters stack up...But I'm in the midst of learning about brevity. Have been for a while now. About using metaphor more sporadically. About knowing when to push the sensory details aside so that the story can take over.
Right now, I'm also in the midst of doing some promos for my forthcoming debut MG, THE JUNCTION OF SUNSHINE AND LUCKY. And I'm forcing myself to whittle my video content down to a minute. (It's not easy, though. Once I get started talking about writing, I don't know when to quit. Somebody needs to get the ol' hook and pull me away from my camcorder.)
Here's my latest: the trailer for THE JUNCTION. A novel boiled down to a minute, four seconds. Whew!