Flew to San Antonio today for work. It was raining and the drive to LAX was slow. My plane was delayed over an hour and several people took naps in the gate area. One man was so relaxed I thought he had expired and worried for a few minutes before noticing that his chest was moving.
Chapter 5 in Writing Tools by Roy Peter Clark is on adverbs. My enemy. I use them overly much. He had some good tips, but ended by saying that JK Rowling uses a lot of adverbs. So, ultimately, I think it comes down to the story and the story-telling and at times we can become lost in editing grammar when we really should be focusing on the story. But that may also be what I tell myself.