It’s so easy to fall into it. “He was looking at her.” instead of “He looked at her.”
I’m getting out a big fat nasty butcher knife, and I’m going to kill every single was. Nary a survivor.
After I write another 1000 words. First things first.
What’s your nasty writing habit that you’re too lazy to correct in your first draft? Gotta, um, comma problem? Love your adverbs greatly? (See what I did there?) Do you love to stick; semicolons in your sentences where they shouldn’t be? Type type type.