I want to make every word count this year.
That urge was reinforced when we received a surprise Christmas card.
A couple we met this year are on a year-long cross-country trip.
Their handwritten card’s first sentence read:
“On our trip, John has totaled…35 states so far.”
That’s how the card appeared. “Totaled” ended the first line.
For a moment, my heart raced. I thought the worst. “Totaled” what?
One word can make, or break, your writing. Choose carefully.