This was the round of edits where I did a search for my trigger words. I made some progress.
Number of instances in which these words were removed:
- Simply: 7
- Definitely: 12
- Just: 103
With all the trimming, I brought the novel down 1,749 words. That's more than a typical day's worth of writing for me.
Conventional Demon is a lean, clean, lighthearted urban fantasy ready to find its publisher. Wish me luck!