How much time do we have for this? LOL....
Again, I'm not sure if this pertains to writing or life, so I'll do both.
The one bad habit I'm *allowed* to keep is biting my fingernails.
There. I said it.
Can I also keep my 1/2 shot of vodka in a cup of Kool-Aid while fixing dinner habit?
The one I'm diligently working on is breaking my carb addiction. My favorite go-to lunch if we're home is pasta with pesto. I think this may have contributed to my testiness with my older granddaughter at the beginning of this month. It's hard to battle your cravings and a headstrong teenager in the same week, lol.
I also have a bad habit of unintentionally 'offending' some of my friends. This is when our views on FB over Current Events don't exactly match up. It usually goes like this:
I see post after post which I don't agree with, so I keep scrolling.
Later that evening, I find a mild one which lines up with my personal opinion and share it. This is usually around midnight, but it could even happen in the middle of the day. I log off and go about my business.
I log back in an hour or so later to find I've managed to 'offend' the majority of my friends, who then feel it is their obligation to take me to task. My 'friend count' either drops or the thread is so out of control I feel compelled to delete it.
I then bite my tongue until the 'hot button' issue settles down and my FB feed returns to *normal*.
Sometimes this happens on my blog also, as the Great Christmas Lyric Scandal of 2007 showed me.
Okay, enough about that.
Now, as to my writing.....I used to have the following bad habits:
-Adverbs (before I learned they were a no-no)
-Head Hopping (this before I knew the *rules* had changed....hey, I learned from the best!)
-Using certain words over and over....and then replacing them with more tired ones...(that, which, so, as, now, when...also beginning a sentence with 'And' or 'But'.)
Now my bad habit is procrastination.
-Short, to the point sex scenes (but is that really a bad thing? LOL!)
-Using the same name over and over (Last check, I had 4 'Brians'....thankfully, one of them told me his name was 'Zachary Brian', so he became 'Zach'.)
-Not using enough description or using too many nicknames. In one of my latest short story effort, I used complicated names and in some instances, shortened them. I confused at least two beta readers who don't read that genre.....but the ones who DO read it had no issue! So????)
If you ask my crit partners, they could probably point out more....
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