I wrote a shared reader e-book for a book packager a couple of months ago, a rhyming fiction story that had to incorporate shapes, the short a sound, and a journey. (A shared reader is one that’s intended for the teacher to read first, and then students join in on some words on re-readings.) It was challenging to get a cute story and all those elements into only 150 words, but I like challenges like that!
Now I’m doing a second one–this one non-rhyming, nonfiction, with patterned text and a beginning /r/ sound. Yay! I got my revision notes last week and will be revising it this morning. For some reason, when I wrote it, I had in mind that 125 was the upper limit of the word count range, not the lower. I am SO excited to have 25 more words to play with to make this manuscript stronger.
Sometimes, it doesn’t take a lot to make writers happy:>)
Addendum: The above post is 161 words–just to give you an idea of how short 150 words is. Yikes!