As I’m editing Demons and Kings (Book 2 in the Hartland series), I’ve noticed something in my writing, which irritates the holy living hell out of me. It’s two simple words. “All of” Most of the time, they are unneeded and yet, it seems, the book was littered with them, adding to the word count. As far as I can tell, it was all it was doing. I have deleted several of them and the story flows much smoother than it did. I was aware of having problems with the word “that”. It was quite prevalent in Full Moon Rising, but I wasn’t aware of “All of”.
Now that I’m aware of it as I’m writing anything new, I’ll know to make certain “all of” is needed in the sentence. Most likely it won’t be. It will help the editing process later on.
There are my two cents for the evening!