Some instructors work pretty close on the word count but the WORST that ever happens is they just don't do a line-by-line mark-up of the last bit...they still talk about the overall story and such. For me, I generally don't even notice unless the person goes over by 1000 words (which does happen.)
really? A thousand words over??? Okay, that makes me feel better that I'm only
130 words over. I still have some editing to do and I might be able to prune a bit more ... I could always hold onto to this one for assignment 2 which does allow up to 2000 words ... and then maybe I can fill in areas that may be lacking ... if there are any (Oh who am I kidding , there will definitely be some weak areas).
Oh but to come up with another story ... hmmm ... there were some stories I had worked on over the summer ... maybe I can pull out one of those ... I just feel like I should have a brand new story for the first assignment. Does that sound silly?