Just a Bad Habit

Just finished the copy edits and manuscript formatting on the third novel today. Feels nice to be able to tuck it away, ready for submission!
One of the things I had to edit down last week were all of the “just“s. Maybe I was just being paranoid, but on the last read it felt like I just had too many justs. Not sure why the word comes so easily to me. My frame of mind must just be trying to limit everything. In any case, after getting rid of most of them, the document just feels stronger. (as it would with getting rid of any adjectives or adverbs, for example, reread that paragraph without all of the “just”s)

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