My name is Jim and I have a problem.
My problem is...is...I'm sorry, it's just hard for me to say this the first time.
My problem is abuse of adverbs that end in 'ly'. Heather told me I have this problem before. Obviously I didn't listen.
Just this morning I was getting out of bed and going for my cup of coffee when suddenly I realized I forgot to start the pot the night before! Angrily, I poured the water in the pot, and...
Damn it! I keep doing it! Practically every time I start a...damn it!
Almost every time I start a sentence I have to use an 'ly' adverb, apparently to provide the reader with the sense of a change in action. Now I'm essentially going to crap....
I'm going to have to go back and chop nearly every 'ly' adverb out of my novel, meaning its word count will be chopped by about 5,000 words.