Part of an assignment to research and create travel itineraries
for destinations all around the world, for different types of travelers.
This installment: Reynolds Lake Oconee, Georgia.
One of the trade-offs of commercial writing is that there’s no guarantee the client will love what you created. (I have a good record of escaping relatively unscathed, but I never assume that’ll be the case.) Changes are to be expected, and it’s important to keep in mind they’re usually not a reflection or indictment of your writing. Most of the time, there’s a new development the client is keen to include … but just in case, I’m always interested to see what gets swapped in or out.
(In this case, I noticed the word sylvan didn’t make the final cut, and a few suggestions were swapped out to make room for new things the property likely wanted to promote. The perils of a finite word count! And when I found out that sylvan got cut here, I sneaked it into an itinerary for a different client.)