I am working my way through the list of words my publisher has listed. Words which should be either be deleted or used sparingly.
At the moment I have highlighted 'was' and am murdering it when I'm not feeling suicidal. I enjoy writing novels but not the hard work of pre-edits, writing a synopsis and then the time it takes to work with my excellent contents editor and line editor.
I hoped to finish the novel by the 1st February but now think it won't be ready to submit until mid-February.