Progress on Incantation Paradox edits are going slow. Didn’t know I had so many crutch words sprinkling the manuscript. In speech we usually have one or two, and, um, and a pause here and there. In this particular novella I’ve latched onto a few words that kept me warm and fuzzy in the writing face of the project. What a mistake, but then, i never noticed.
I’m finding myself going through the manuscript searching for the words I’ve littered the story with and having to rewrite entire sections, at times, to get rid of them. Tedious work indeed! But it has to be done if I want an excellent novella.
At the moment, I’m struggling with the word ‘as’. I’ve become quite fond of the word, so much so that I’ve gone to the novel I’m presently writing to check if this manuscript is also littered with the word. I might just have a fixation with the word because in the first 4000 words it appears thirteen times already.
Gotta go, too much work… editing.