If you go to Wordle, you can paste your whole book in and see which words you use - and overuse. This is Baby's Bones:
I think it's pretty! The book is coming on well. Obviously, it's about Sage (did you guess?) but I will look at just how many times I use certain words like back, like, woman and voice.
I'm busy editing my book in the mornings, then working on my father-in-law's book in the afternoon. He's a cartoonist, and he worked for the kind of comics I enjoyed in the 1970s as a kid. Sadly, comics are dying out. The Dandy, for example, has just folded because it had a print run of less than 8000. It's hard to edit someone else's book but it does show me how much I have learned in the last few years. Making a manuscript into something that can be published as a book is a set of skills that I seem to have picked up over the last few years. The voice in the book is lovely, by the way, just like the man himself.
Meanwhile, A Baby's Bones is proving much easier to edit - I should have readable versions for my beta readers by the end of the month.