My word count today has consisted of looking for all the gesture crutches I've used in my manuscript. My characters are all nodding, smiling idiots. I can't believe how many times I've got them nodding and smiling!
So, I've been doing a bit of revising. After I looked over Jordan McCollum's Fixes for Gesture Crutches and the Emotion Thesaurus, I dug in and started fixing. Oy. It's taken a lot longer than I thought, but so far, I've added about 500 words to the manuscript.
Do you use a lot of gesture crutches? What's your strategy for getting rid of the grinny Gus in a manuscript who nods a lot?
How did you do this week?