One of my writing ticks is repeating words or character actions (nods, looks, laughs, etc.) I catch most of those kinds of things on paper. As I was reading through Uprising this morning I was finding them (of course)...so how does my brain react? Hmmm...I better watch an episode of Vampire Diaries and analyze what characters do with their hands, their facial expressions, how they interact...you know, so I can fill in those repeats with other detail. Any girl's logical reaction to character analysis, right? No? Just me?
Okay, so maybe it was an excuse to watch cute guys and give my eyes a break, but it actually helped! As I was watching I was making my list. I don't know...it was pretty fun.
I know you're all here to find out the good stuff, though, so I'll stop ranting about TVD and get to the cover. Lots and lots of you are getting anxious about the cover :) I know...me too. I'll be revealing it shortly. Sometime in August I believe. I've seen a few drafts, but nothing final yet. When I do release it, I hope some of you will help me spread the word! I'll probably do a sign up form a little later for anyone who wants to participate in the reveal. You can also email me if you want to be involved as well.
What are your writing ticks and how do you deal with them?