My hatred for the word has extended into the Prequel.
I have used it while I write, but every time I see it in revisions I cross it out.
There will be only minimal use of the word 'just' in my novel.
"The wolves came in close to snap at their heels, their teeth only a breath away, their snarls just this side of friendly."
Only where it belongs. Only how it's supposed to used...
Please excuse my crankiness - I'm a bit frustrated in the book I finished yesterday. Officially the worst I've ever read. Its a Cochlear Implant, not a Colloquial Implant, but that isn't even the worst of the awfulness of that book...
If that book can get published I believe I should have no problem doing the same with mine.