Thursday, January 7, 2010

Floating Body Parts

Writing Status - Almost done with a review
Mood - Excited (Roll-Tide, BCS game tonight)
Playing on ipod - nada

I confess, I have several "bad" habits while writing. I'm terrible about using "that" when I should use "who", I oftentimes forget to remove the "n" and write "taunt" instead of "taut". But even worse are those pesky flying body parts I'm so prone to use -- especially when it comes to peepers.

Today, while going over the MS for Crimson Moon, (it's finished, was just scanning over it) I noticed that my editor at TWRP gave me a free pass when it came to eyes locking, rising, lowering, drifting etc. I know, I know, it's bad grammar, but I just can't seem to help myself.

Fortunately, as I've written better and continue trying to improve my craft, I am aware of this and adjust accordingly. That doesn't mean a few eyes don't lower or shift, but it does mean there are far less of them.

I'm curious, do you have any "bad" writing habits? Did you eventually outgrow them, or do they surface from time to time?

** As a note. The pictures in the polish post I had up kept vanishing, so I plan to redo it in the future when I have access to the pictures I want.**


Cari Quinn said...

I do this too. I have so many eye descriptions, it's crazy! I'm trying to take a lot of them out now while editing.