Measuring Our Mysterious Milestones*

 by Jill Amadio  How do writers count the milestone ways? A tweak here. A tweak there. Four more adjectives. Seven additional adverbs. No, no adverbs. Fiddle. Okay, two more red herrings to weave into the plot, a couple of metaphors, one more flashback and the manuscript is finally ready for the editor. Perfect. Except you’re…