Up until now I only managed to edit/rewrite(E/R) two pages. Ugh. I think this is going to take really, really long.
So as the E/R moves along at a snail's pace, I'll keep track of some of the common MS mistakes I find in mine. Thanks to hashtags on Twitter like #queryfest by @InternAmie and #queries where @CA_Marshall and @MandyHubbard tweeting common mistakes and suggestion, I've learned a lot about what should and should not be in a MS.
Word count at the start of 1st draft E/R: 94 916
Clichés deleted: 1
Adverbs (-ly) deleted: 0 (thankfully I'm not to keen on them)
Overuse of the word could: 0
This is what MS looks like at 1.5 line spacing. You'll also see evil red pen and scared kitty in the background. This is how I feel at the moment.
I'll keep adding as I go. Diving back in.