Started (again, but this time immagonnafinish!) working on OOJS second edition. I'm finding some wordiness I'm gladly deleting.
"Pretty" is just as bad as "very". And here's what Mark Twain has to say on "very":
Substitute damn every time you're inclined to write very; your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.
I had "pretty soon". That's just "soon".
more often than not
That's just plain "often".