The other reason I tend toward wordiness is from academic writing. Somehow, when I was receiving my training, there was much more emphasis on achieving the page number than on saying everything that needs to be said elegantly and succinctly. In retrospect I wish I had had a teacher who was skilled in teaching how to define a topic that is the right size for that 25 page paper while being concise. I have had a lot of good teachers over the years, but as I think about it, very few good writing teachers.
At any rate, I am rewriting and editing five stories at the moment. While I am nearly done with Tav’uran, I have decided that I am not going to start the next country until I have at least two, if not three, of the current stories polished up to the point I feel I can start submitting them for publication.