Taking part in YA Highway's Road Trip Wednesday! Today's question is:
Spring cleaning! What do you hope to "clean out" from your writing? What habits/tropes/words etc do you want to eliminate?
This is in one way an easy one, because I just posted a list of all the things I look for in a close edit. Those are absolutely all bad habits I hope to break!
But today I think the number one bad habit I need to break is self doubt, when it stops me from writing. I need to accept that all those bad habits will be in there, that it might not be perfect, that the plot might need work or the character not quite speak to me, and go for it anyway. I feel stymied by lack of ... positivity? Confidence? inspiration? Brain power? Mojo? at the moment so that's definitely what I want to stop!
How about you? If you have time to check out my list of close edits and have anything to add, I would love to hear it ;)