I thought of posting a picture of a tombstone. I resisted the temptation.
I've eliminated as many that's as I can. I have italicized and bolded the following words: just, like, and fact. As I work my way through the document, chapter by chapter, I eliminate the words if possible. If not, they stay where they are . . . at least until an editor tells me to remove them.
I've revised my way through the first four chapters and eliminated about 3,000 words. Woo-hoo!
That's it for this post. Brief. Too the point! Have a great day.