The best sacrifice are those darlings we all have a hard time getting rid off. Pretty turns of phrases, the long rambling descriptions, unnecessary asides that slow down the delivery of vibrant characters and awesome story.
Also, guys, I know it’s not on Tapas, but Open Novella Contest starts on February 1st on Wattpad, and it is very, very worth participation.
It’s judged and it is paced reasonably compared to NaNo and it teaches you to write specific word count with really good selection of prompts.
I loved it last year... and that’s how I ended with my epic saga She Kills Elephants and Men too!