I've been working on removing as many adverbs as possible in my text and oddly enough, I ended up improving the text significantly without actually removing the adverb. Does this seem right? are adverbs always inexcusable, unless it is part of the dialogue? She snugged in her bed as the warming rays of the sun gently caressed her cheek. To her surprise, neither she, nor the blanket were scattered on the floor, or on any other parts of the bed. It had been a peaceful night, and a peaceful wakening.