Well, my editor knew, and she very kindly pointed out my crime. Duh . . . duh . . . duh! I was caught red handed with too many ellipsis. Oops! My sentence? "Go through the manuscript and delete 90 percent of them or even more."
So, two days later, I am finally in the almost ellipsis free zone. I have cut, changed, added, swapped phrases, and scrubbed my manuscript clean. It is now ready to return it for the final edit. Whew. What a learning experience. Tomorrow, I will email it off with all the corrections. You might say, I am feeling good. Hmmm, I just hope she doesn't want those dashes I used for emphasis or to show interruption removed. Oh, well, if she does that will be another part of my journey.