I have to say I haven't gotten as much done with my MS this week as I wanted. I took Monday off, as I needed a break (I'm still adjusting to a full time job, and with the holidays approaching and house construction going on... let's just leave it at that.)
On the bright side, I finished writing out my character and replacing her with another character. Now, I need to read through from the beginning to the end and make notes to myself as well as apply the comments I've received from my readers.
As I read through, I am going to look for words used often, and close to each other (smiled, shrugged, things like that). I will also look for where I used four words to say something I can say with one or two. Kathryn posted over the weekend about using color to show dialogue, action, description, and exposition. I am going to play with this as well and see how it goes. You can see her post here. (Maybe after I color it, I'll take a look at it on the big monitor on my hubby's computer so I can look at about 20 pages at once--of course, I can't read the words then, but I will see the color distribution better.)
How about you? When you are polishing your MS what do you do? What tips/tricks can have you found to help you?