This weekend, I signed up for a weight loss group especially for mom writers. I'm still carrying some extra weight from son #1 plus I was 10 pounds heavier than I would like to have been before I became pregnant with him. So roughly 25 pounds. I'm hoping the encouragement of the group will provide enough motivation that I can make the numbers on the scale inch downward.
In between exercise and not snacking, I'm working hard on Champion of Valor, finishing it up and editing it. So I not only want to cut the fat from my diet, but also from my manuscript.
Repetitive words, phrases, sayings.... gone.
Abuse of adverbs... deleted.
Passive voice... made active.
Long descriptions... tightened and pruned.
Adjectives... pared down.
I'm cutting the fat from my MS. When you edit your stories, what do you keep an eye out for?