I got my first round of edits from my editor...woo hoo...and have been working through them. My heart didn't stop and they seem manageable (mind you, I haven't gotten my line edits yet, these are more big ideas and their style guide).
One of the things the style guide draws attention to are "Preferred Usage of Words." One of those preferred usages is the word "as" or "as if" being used instead of "like."
It didn't seem like a big deal to me until I started to search for the word.
I discovered I used the word "like" CONSTANTLY.
Oh my gosh...it's all over the place!
Now I'm afraid my manuscript sounds like a valley girl!
Like....oh my gosh!
What about you? Do you have certain words that you use way too much?