What's the biggest problem? Space. See, we only have 970 sq ft to work with. And now that our fifth child's on the way...let's just say we have to get creative.
Not to mention we have to get rid of anything that isn't necessary! We just said goodbye to the entertainment center that held many treasures behind its closed doors. Where did all those treasures go? Either to a different spot in our house or out of the house completely.
What does this have to do with writing?
Let's say our book should only be 970 sq ft...or 70-80,o00 words max. So, what if it's over that? We have to dejunk and get rid of the unnecessary. Even if our manuscript isn't that long, each word needs to be there for a reason. Each scene needs to be completely essential to moving the plot along.
And if it doesn't, that's where the reader will wade through slowly and get stuck. Just like a cluttered area in a house.
Cut the clutter. Get rid of the junk. Create a space that is easy to walk (read) through and will be enjoyable :)
Do you have a hard time cutting the junk during revisions?