It's true. I DO heart adverbs.
Any-who... since I didn't know what an adverb was, when Houston's writing guru told us this week to eliminate them from our manuscripts, I didn't know what kind of a brutal thing he was asking me to do. Needless to say, when I found out that suddenly, wonderfully, deliciously, scandalously, incandescently and all my lovely "ly" words constituted as the dreaded adverb, I was devastated.
But apparently, professional writers don't use those naughty words.
Which is funny, because when writing guru told us to cut them, he used the phrase: "BRUTALLY cut them from the page!"