The original paper was about 14,000 words -- in 35+ pages.
It was way, way, way too long.
As of tonight, I have a rough version of what the next one will look like... it is almost 9,000 words and 24 pages.
Much better --
By tomorrow night I want to have a version of this paper to send to the conference (they post the papers after the conference, which makes some sense I suppose) -- and in a couple of weeks I'll have a final go at editing and perfecting it for the other reviewers...