I have not actually edited a novel for over three years. I think I might be rusty. Or, I am just damned thorough.
I just got to use the word "egress", which I guess I never used before. So military sounding. I've earned a meal.
"He reaches down toward Louie to pat his head." As Louie is, per usual, on the floor, we don't need "down". Sheesh!
Is the phrase "In for a penny, in for a pound" still a recognizable and understandable idiom? Damned change.
Just had to take out a nice paragraph showing a character's sense of humour. It stopped the action cold. *sigh*
Whereas this comic interaction with Louie-the-dog gets to stay. It will make you smile. Promise.