Now that I have completed my search and destroy mission to obliterate as many “ly” and “ing” words as possible, a funny thing has happened. My editor has sent back a few pages and added them back in. Wow…stop the presses. Yes, it is true, on rare occasions an “ing” word makes the sentence flow better or breaks up a series of “s/he” at the beginning of the sentence. Another example of learning the rules and now you can break them.
At this writing I have completed chapters 1 – 22 in the final edits my editor has sent me.
Another interesting fact: No matter how hard you try, you’ll never please everyone. So follow your voice and do your best.
I’m off the do more final edits. Do you have a question? Go ahead, ask.