Enclosed are your 1st round edits. Please be advised you've overused the following words again, and I strongly urge you to use a thesaurus....
Okay. Maybe I exaggerate a bit, but when I submitted my first few books, I learned I frequently 'fall in love' with certain words.
The first thing I learned was to eliminate 'just' and 'very' from my vocabulary. Then I had to find a substitute for 'as', 'when', and 'then'.
The last MS had the word 'so' too often.
Another thing I had to change was every time my heroine spoke, she always responded 'Great!', I had to expand her vocabulary too, lol!
'Smirk' is a word I use sparingly, since the advent of a Certain Book, where it was on nearly every damn line. I swore if I ever saw it in another book, I would hurl whatever I was reading across the room.
Guess what book it showed up in next? Yup.....my next round edits!
No way was I hurling my computer across the room, but the dictionary made a good substitute!
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